|Catena & Thermography
"Treethermography® since 1984"
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Dr. Giorgio Catena was born in Rome in
1941, he's married with two daughters and has a degree in
Chemistry. Since 1970 he has worked as Senior Researcher at the
Italian Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanitą - ISS),
Rome, where he acquired and expanded his knowledge of thermal
imaging and multi-spectral aerial photography, and applied it to
the study of the environment.
In March 1974, he set up the ISS Remote
Dr ALESSANDRA CATENA presentation
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Dr Alessandra Catena was born
in Rome in 1973, graduated in Forestry at La Tuscia University,
Viterbo (Italy) in 2000, and is in the Forestry Register of Rome.
She is married with two daughters.
1999 - 2001 she prepared her
dissertation while regularly visiting the ISS Remote Sensing Unit,
coordinated by Dr. Giorgio Catena, where she learnt to use
Thermography in tree assessment
2000 - 2005 she became immediately
|| Sensing Unit
(over 600 hours of flight using 5 Hasselblad cameras, 1 thermal
scanner, 1 TV camera - over 40,000 recorded images) which he
managed until he resigned from the ISS in 2003.
specialisation courses on Remote Sensing and environmental
pollution in Italy and abroad.
He was appointed Remote Sensing expert to a number of scientific
bodies and commissions.
He held workshops, lessons and refresher
courses on Remote Sensing at the academic and professional level:
contract professor at the Specialisation School of Hygiene and
Preventative Medicine, Tor Vergata University, Rome
Thermal imaging to the assessment of tree stability in 1984, with
his assistant Lanfranco Palla.
In 2004, he set up a company with his daughter Alessandra, a
professional tree consultant and signed a one-year contract with
Dutch company BTL Bomendienst to disseminate the use of
Thermography in the assessment of tree vitality.
Dr Catena and his daughter Alessandra have over 50 articles and
presentations delivered at international conferences on the use of
Treethermography® - TTH.
Use of Remote Sensing techniques (Thermography and Aerial
* monitor coastal and water pollution and detect effluents
* survey sanitary landfills and monitor industrial sites
* detect vitality and decay in trees and study vegetation
* carry out wild animal censuses
active in tree assessment as a freelance tree Consultant and
cooperated with some of the most important Italian firms (including
AR.ES. and Progetto Verde - Ferrara, Seacoop - Turin, Agri2000 -
Bologna, Demetra - Besana Brianza, Green Operator - Milan) using
both the VTA and Thermography for Public Bodies and
Administrations and the private sector. She worked on a number of
projects relative to tree stability in many cities in Italy and
2004 she set up Catena & Thermography with Dr. Giorgio Catena, whose mission was the introduction of Thermography in tree
assessment: after the company was closed down, she started working
in the Public Administration (Veio Regional Park)
- to date she has worked full time at Veio Regional Park, but she is
still involved in Treethermography® as she actively contributes
to its improvement
1999 - 2005 she conducted
investigations in many cities in Italy and abroad to detect the
conditions of trees attacked by fungi of different species and
took part in comparative tests that involved thermography and
different invasive tools.
2005 - to date she conducts research
studies with Thermography for the purposes of assessing tree