He holds a PhD in Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring at the University of Basilicata, Italy, and a MSc degree in software engineering at the University of Florence, Italy.
He has held professorships at the University of Florence since 2000 to 2010, and at the University of Padua since 2008 to 2011.
He joined CNR in 2006. His research focuses on ICT applications for geographic information management, particularly addressing the gap between the scientific community and the society/decision makers.
He is member of the European Geosciences Union and of the Open Geospatial Consortium, particularly as a co-editor of several specifications.