Elena Belcore

Ph.D. in Urban And Regional Development , 33rd cycle (2017-2020)

Ph.D. obtained in 2021


Generation of a Land Cover Atlas of environmental critic zones using unconventional tools (Abstract)


Marco Piras Alessandro Pezzoli


Research interests

Earth digital twins
Environmental mapping
Land use land cover change
Laser scanning
Multispectral optical sensors
Precision agriculture
Uav photogrammetry
Ultra-high resolution image classification


Elena Belcore is a researcher in Geomatics at the Politecnico of Turin, Italy. In 2016, she earned her M.Sc. degree in Forestry and Environmental Science, further honing her expertise in the field. She then embarked on a career in research and international organizations, starting as a Junior officer at UNESCO-WWAP from 2016 to 2017. During this period, she worked on the collection and analysis of gender-disaggregated water data. In May 2021, defended her PhD in Geomatics at the Politecnico of Turin. Her doctoral research was focused on the classification of land cover in critical areas, using cutting-edge satellite and drone-derived imagery at very high thematic and spatial resolutions. Currently, she continues her research in the field of artificial intelligence for high-resolution environmental monitoring and mapping. Her research activities are diverse, encompassing geomatics for smart and precision agriculture. She specializes in sensor integration for creating digital twins in agriculture, as well as geospatial and multitemporal data collection. Her research interest is the semantic segmentation and classification of very high-resolution drone datasets for environmental monitoring and vegetation cover.

Scientific branch

(Area 0008 - Civil engineering and architecture)

Awards and Honors


Collegi of the degree programmes


Master of Science

  • Geomatics. A.A. 2019/20, INGEGNERIA CIVILE. Collaboratore del corso
  • Geomatics. A.A. 2020/21, INGEGNERIA CIVILE. Collaboratore del corso
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Bachelor of Science

  • Topografia. A.A. 2017/18, INGEGNERIA CIVILE. Collaboratore del corso
  • Topografia. A.A. 2018/19, INGEGNERIA CIVILE. Collaboratore del corso
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Research fields

Supervised PhD students

  • Muhammad Abraiz. Programme in Ingegneria Civile E Ambientale (cycle 39, 2023-in progress)


Works published during the Ph.D. View all publications in Porto@Iris

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