Mariella Aquilino is a research fellow at Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (IIA) of CNR and a PHD student at the Doctoral School of Risk and Environmental, Territorial and Building Development of Technical University of Bari. She graduated cum laude in Environmental Engineering in 2012. A year later, she attended the post-graduate Master on ‘Space technologies for remote sensing’ at Physics Department of University of Bari, receiving a degree cum laude in September 2015. In 2013, as a research assistant at the Department of Agro-Environmental and Territorial Sciences of University of Bari, she got an assignment for a multi-scale change detection analysis of satellite data at different spatial resolutions, aimed at monitoring plant biomass and vegetative vigor in agricultural areas (i.e., estimation of Leaf Area Index and Spectral Vegetation Indices). From October 2013 to December 2018, she worked as a Research and Development Engineer at Sitael SpA, in Space Applications domain. Her main research fields include digital image and signal processing, inverse modelling of remotely sensed data, aerial and satellite imagery navigation and registration, geospatial data processing in GIS environment, statistical analysis and machine learning approaches applied to Big Earth Observation Data. The most recent research activity, at CNR-IIA, focuses on integration of Earth Observation and Socio-Economic Data to implement Sustainable Development Goals Indicators for the United Nations 2030 Agenda. This theme was recently addressed in important national and European projects by CNR-IIA.