Dr Alessandro Novellino

Dr Alessandro Novellino

Remote Sensing Geoscientist

Location: BGS Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3407

E-mail Dr Alessandro Novellino

ORCID: 0000000196829056


  • 2017 – ongoing : British Geological Survey, Remote Sensing Geoscientist
  • 2015 –2017 : Geomatic Ventures Limited, Remote Sensing Geoscientist
  • 2013 –2014 : University of Nottingham, PhD Visiting Researcher
  • 2012 –2015 : University of Naples, PhD Engineering Geology
  • 2009 –2011 : University of Naples, MSc Earth Sciences
  • 2006 –2009 : University of Naples, BSc Earth Sciences


  • Statistical Analysis; Signal Processing; Matlab/Octave coding; Forward geophysical modelling

Research interests

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar applications; InSAR; Natural Hazards; Geodesy

Current projects and collaboration

  • PROTection of European Cultural HEritage from GeO-Hazards ( PROTHEGO): Funded in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) – HERITAGE PLUS, under ERA-NET Plus and the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission, PROTHEGO aims to make an innovative contribution towards the analysis of geohazards in areas of cultural heritage in Europe.
  • GIRP (ground instability risk profiler): assessing the technical feasibility and viability of creating a service for the insurance industry to appraise the risk of subsidence damage to buildings that are covered under a buildings insurance policy.

Key papers

  • Novellino, A, Cigna, F, Sowter, A, Ramondini, M, and Calcaterra, D. 2017. Exploitation of the Intermittent SBAS (ISBAS) algorithm with COSMO-SkyMed data for large scale landslide inventory and susceptibility mapping in north-western Sicily, Italy. Geomorphology, 280, 153-166, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.12.009.
  • Confuorto, P, Di Martire, D, Centolanza, G, Iglesias, R, Mallorqui J, Novellino, A, Plank, S, Ramondini, M, Thuro, K, and Calcaterra, D. 2017. Post-failure evolution analysis of a rainfall-triggered landslide by Multi-Temporal Interferometry SAR approaches integrated with geotechnical analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 188, 51–72, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.11.002.
  • Gee, D, Sowter, A, Novellino, A, Marsh, S, and Gluyas, J. 2016. Monitoring land motion due to natural gas extraction: validation of the Intermittent SBAS (ISBAS) DInSAR algorithm over gas fields of North Holland, the Netherlands. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 77, 1338-1354, doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.08.014.
  • Di Martire, D, Novellino, A, Ramondini, M, and Calcaterra, D. 2016. A-Differential Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry analysis of a Deep Seated Gravitational Slope Deformation occurring at Bisaccia (Italy). Science of the Total Environment, 550, 556–573, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.01.102.