Andrea Tonini

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Andrea Tonini, Research Collaborator,
PhD in Applied Earth Sciences


Telephone: +351 967 759 593
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Andrea Tonini holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Geo-information and Earth Observation (ITC-University of Twente, The Netherlands), a Master of Science in Information Management (NOVA IMS, Portugal) and a PhD degree in Applied Earth Sciences (University of Siena, Italy).
He has almost 20 years of professional experience in the areas of remote sensing (satellite and UAV/drones) and geo-information management for environmental and public security.
Andrea worked in R&D, as Research Fellow and Post-Doc Researcher, at the University of Siena ( and international humanitarian and peacekeeping operations for the United Nations, as GIS Assistant at the UN GSC-Global Service Centre ( He is currently working as Project Officer for RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) at the European Maritime Safety Agency (


Main Publications

  • Tonini, A.; Redweik, P.; Painho, M.; Castelli, M. Remote Estimation of Target Height from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Images. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 3602.

  • Tonini A., Guastaldi E. & Meccheri M. Three–dimensional reconstruction of the Carrara Syncline (Apuan Alps, Italy): an approach to reconstruct and control a geo-model using only field survey data. Computers & Geosciences, Volume 35, Issue 1, Pages 33-48, 2009.

  • Tonini A., Guastaldi E., Massa G. & Conti P. 3D geo-mapping based on surface data for preliminary study of underground works: a case study in ValTopina (Central Italy), Engineering Geology, Volume 99, Issues 1-2, Pages 61-69, 2008.

  • Bonciani F., Callegari I., Cornamusini G., Guastaldi E., Ielpi A. & ToniniA. Stratigrafia e modellazione 3D di un bacino continentale intermontano: il Bacino pliocenico di Santa Barbara (Valdarno Superiore, Toscana), GEOSED, Pages 23-27, 2007.

  • Carmignani L., Conti P., Guastaldi E., Martinelli L., Massa G., Naldini., Regueira E.D., Rossi M., Tonini A. & Vaselli L. Rilevamento Geologico-geomorfologico e 3D modelling per ilo progetto di una galleria ferroviaria. Il Geologo, Volume 52, Pages 14-19, 2003.

Abstracts in Conference Proceedings

  • Tonini A, Mugambi F., Igualada F., Water Assessment in Peacekeeping Operations, ESRI international User Conference, SanDiego (US), 2009.

  • Guastaldi E., Cornamusini G, Ielpi A, Tonini A., Geostatistics for three dimensional modelling of Santa Barbara's lignite deposit. Geoitalia, 6°Forum italiano di Scienze della Terra. Rimini (IT), 2007.

  • Tonini A., Guastaldi E. & Meccheri M. GIS-CAD as methodology for the reconstruction of three-dimensional geological geometry in the Apuan Alps (Italy). GeoItalia 5° Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra, Perugia (IT), 2005.

  • Tonini A., Doveri M., Regueira E. D. & Carmignani L. Tri-dimensional reconstruction of a polydeformed geological structure: a portion of the Carrara Syncline (Apuan Alps - Italy), 32th International GeologicalCongress. Florence (IT), 2004.

  • Gadenz S., M. Latini, J. Mugnaini, A. Tonini & L. Carmignani, Web-GIS per la distribuzione in rete internet di banche dati geologiche a strutture CARG, Geoitalia 4° Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra. Bellaria (IT), 2003.

  • Guastaldi E., D. Naldini, G. Masetti, G. Massa, M. Rossi, A. Tonini, L.Vaselli, P. Conti & L. Carmignani. Cartografia geomorfologia di dettaglio nelle zone degli imbocchi delle gallerie ferroviarie: il caso della tratta ferroviaria Foligno Fabriano (Umbria). Geoitalia 4° Forum Italiano di Scienze della Terra, Rimini (IT), 2003.

  • Martinelli L., & A. Tonini. Visualizzazione 3D dei dati CARG.L'Appennino marchigiano nell'area del Monte Catria. V° Workshop Sull'informatizzazione della Carta Geologica d'Italia-Progetto CARG,Siena (IT), 2002.

  • Gadenz S., M. Latini, L. Martinelli, J. Mugnaini, E.D. Regueira & A.Tonini. Distribuzione dei modelli geologici 3D in rete. L'esempio di Bellisio Solfare. V° Workshop sull'informatizzazione della Carta Geologica d'Italia-Progetto CARG, Siena (IT), 2002.

  • Albarello D., V. D'Amico, G. Naso, M. Picozzi, A. Tonini, S.Tropenscovino, e M. Michelone. Fast, low-cost seismic measurements for the estimate of soft sediment thickness, European Seismological Commission (ESC) XXVIII General Assembly, Genoa (IT), 2002.

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