Environmental Safety: innovative technologies, drones and geomatics for the protection of the environment and the territory - VII edition

II level
1 year
Alternate Weekends (Saturday and Sunday: 09:30/13:15 – 14:15/18:00)

Registrations are open
October 2023


The Master is articulated in didactic modules designed to provide knowledge on the best scientific and technical knowledge in the IT sector (even 5th generation) for evironmental purposes such as geographic data; aerophotogrammetric surveys, environmental monitoring and diagnostics; creation of digital terrain models, from 2D and 3D cartography to B.I.M. (Building information modelling), sectors in which Link Campus University offers a specific compency deriving from the Geo-SAPR Research Centre (Geomatics and  Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) active for several years, thanks to which the University has achieved recognition as the first Italian university center authorized by Enac to issue qualifications for drone piloting.

This technological tool represents an efficiency enhancer in the public context.

However, it requires qualified and specific training aimed at civil servants and managers of the Public Administration, in particular those related to the civil and military Police Forces, the Local Police, ISPRA and the Environmental Protection Agencies, the Park Authorities and the civil protection structures specialised in territorial control and environmental protection activities, and regional and municipal authorities.

Environmental safety and technological innovation are a constant in all institutional levels, representing key elements of the essential interests of the country. Environmental crime and related phenomena, events of anthropic and natural origin, has been drawing increasing attention to the population, demanding strict prevention activities for the restoration of ordinary wellness and environmental conditions in case of incident.

The operational tools developed within the framework of the Master offer PA employees a unique opportunity for cultural and professional growth.

Target Students and Career Opportunities

The aim of the Master is to provide graduate students (engineers, biologists, agronomists, geologists, graduates in forestry, computer technicians, graduates in law) and experts in the field (legal studies specialized in evironmental protection, engineers, CTU experts, Journalists specialized in the environmental field) with a unique opportunity for professional and cultural growth.

Furthermore, the Master provides a great opportunity for the training of executives and directors of societies providing services to the Public Administrations such as: waste management, decontamination, electro-magnetic pollution (5G), wastewater treatment, purifiers. The course even provides the competencies required to professionally support the Civil Society in addressing challenges related to security and environmental health, as well as a complete vision of the tools required for the programmation and environmental protection.

The master gives a complete view of the tools required for the programming and maintanaince of the environment, the territory and the buildings.

The University intends to always be in line with the development of the national and european legislation. Therefore, in the light of the present and future regulatory development (ENAC, EU), the University has adapted the learning pathway of he Master with a view to prepare the candidate for the test on the ENAC portal, fully operational as of 1 July 2020, in order to obtain A1/A3 category piloting aptitude, and at the same time to issue all further skills related to the use of APRs and the environmental sensors with which they are equipped, which are essential for the professional use of these means for environmental protection and safety monitoring activities.


Applicants to the Master must have attained a Specialist Degree, a Master's Degree, and/or a Degree of the Old System, obtained at a University of the Italian Republic; as well as another equivalent Higher Institute, or a degree attained at an International University, provided that said Degree Title is legally recognized in Italy.

The candidates in possession of an acamic title obtained abroad must be in possession of the declaration of value of the aforementioned qualification, issued by the competent Italian diplomatic or consular representatives of the country in which they obtained the qualification.

All the aforementioned requirements must be demonstrated within the deadlines provided in the Academic Regulations, under penalty of non-admission to the Master's selection test.


The annual tuition, without tax benefits, for the registration to the Master is € 10.000


Students wishing to enrol may request an appointment with the Guidance Office by calling +39 06 3400 6250

Internal Faculty

The internal Faculty is comprised of more than 70% of professors with over-five-year professional experience on the subject matter.

Scientific Director

He attained a degree in Economics and Business and a  Master in Economics and technology of information society.

Colonel of the Carabinieri Corps, commander of the Forest Fire Information Unit, official in charge of the national operations center and the person in charge of the Forest Fire Information Unit, national operations center; and of the centre for the development of investigative technologies at the State Forestry Corps.

Technical director of the Wildfire Simulator - training center of the State Forestry Corps - Castel Volturno (CE).

Member of the teaching staff of the State Forestry Corps, expert in the training of personnel specialised in the prevention and suppression of environmental crimes.

Correspondent of the Italian Academy of Forest Sciences

Director of training courses in geomatics, criminal analyst of the phenomena related to forest fires, expert techniques for the identification of wildfire trigger points - Carabinieri Corps.

Member of the teaching staff of the Pontificia Università Gregoriana since 2005, for subjects related to the protection of the environment and enhancement of the cultural heritage and landscape.
Scientific Director of the "Centro di ricerca sui sistemi aeromobili a pilotaggio remoto” at Link Campus University. 

Member of the teaching staff of the Link Campus University since 2008, for subjects related to environmental safety and the employment of techniques to fight environmental crimes.

Scientific director and professor in academic courses of exponential leadership and Management of testing in the provision of goods and services related to TIC in the Public Administration.

Expert in the management and valorization of protected natural areas, President of the Park of the Appian Way (2004-2006).

Member of the Board of Directors of the Roman Section of "Italia nostra Onlus" since 2009; President between 2016 and 2021

National Vice President of Italia nostra Onlus between 2020 and 2022.

Current role: Colonel of the Carabinieri Corps - Commander of the National Wildfire Protection Unit at the Carabinieri Command for Forest Conservation; member of the Executive Committee of the Association Italia nostra onlus and President of the Section of Rome; Scientific Director of the "Centro di Ricerca “Geomatica e S.A.P.R.”; Director of the Master in Environmental Safety at Link Campus University.


National councilor of Italia Nostra ONLUS, member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Roman Section, he graduated with honors in Law at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". 

He attained a Master in Environmental Science at the Pontifical University “Regina Apostolorum”; a post-graduate diploma in legislative technique at ISSEL. He won the "Minoli Prize for Arbitration Law" and is research doctor in Institutions of Administrative Law.

He is adjunct professor of Administrative and Urban planning Law for various public and private institutions (Higher School of Public Administration, Roma Capitale, Council of the Order of Architects - Rome, CESARCH, Acquario Romano, ISCEA, FORMEL, ISSEL, IGOP, LA FORMAZIONE, DEI-Tipografia del Genio Civile, Opera di Bari and other).

He was Manager of the Legislative Office of a parliamentary body of the Chamber of Deputies and executive officer of the Legislative Office of a non financial public institution.

He was Vice president of the Urban Planning Commission of the Municipality of Rome and President of the Budget Commission of the XX district of the Municipality of Rome.

Current role: lawyer specialized in environmental, health and cultural heritage safeguard. He managed various committees and associations in environmental disputes of national importance.

President of the roman bar association Avvocati per l’ambiente and of the association Parco dell’Insugherata. 
Member of the teaching staff of the Master in Environmental Safety at Link Campus University.

Grant Researcher - Space Engineer/Satellite Image Analyst

Master's Degree in Space Engineering and Astronautics, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Field of study: Remote sensing and Earth Observation

Degree Course in Philosophy at the Pontificia Università Gregoriana

Degree in Space Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

Current role: research fellow at Earth Observation Satellite Images Applications Lab (EOSIAL) - School of Aerospace Engineering. He works on the development of algorithms and software for the monitoring and mapping of agricultural crops within the framework of the project "AfriCultuReS" (African Agricolture Remote Sensing), involving 8 states using high spatial resolution satellite images (Sentinel-2). Production of crop types classifications, phenological monitoring and maps of the crop calendar.

He started his academic and research activity at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1980 at the University of Geodesy and Topography, in particular contributing to the development of methods for aerial and terrestrial photohrammentric survey.

He is professor of Topohraphy, Cartography and, more recently, geomatics at University of L'Aquila and University "Roma Tre".

He was technical executive director of the national Geographic Information System “Carta del Rischio del Patrimonio Culturale” - Ministry of Cultural and Environmental Heritage.
He realized the first italian-led european project (REFRAN EU 598) within the framework of the monitoring of cultural heritage, with the recognition of EUREKA.

He was scientific director for european projects for the use of Augmented Reality in archaeology and more recently, Earth Observation projects in ESA and ASI.

Current role: technical director of mediaGEO, society for the scientific-technological communication in the geomatic area for the protection of Territory, Environment and Cultural Heritage.

Director of GEOmedia, the first journal of geomatics in Italy.

Member of the Researh Centre in Geomatics and Sapr

Adjunct professor.

Between 2002 and march 2009, he collaborated on an ongoing basis with ENVIRON Italy, playing the role of project manager for the area Soil&Groundwater and leader for applied groundwater modeling (fate&transport modeling). 

He is a founding member of the Studio Associato Earthwork ( which operates mainly in the field of contaminated sites.

He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Italian Journal of Groundwater (

Since 2012, he is a referent of SIGEA for the thematic area related to site characterization and reclamation.

Current role: partner of the associate study Earthwork; manager of the thematic area related to site characterization and reclamation at SIGEA (Italian Society of Environmental Sociology).

Graduated in Law at the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

In 2006, she attained a II Level Master in "Environmental protection and sustainable development".

Manager of the Rome brach of the society “Diritto all’ambiente – Corsi & Formazione s.r.l.”, where she coordinates the activities of the office; and  curates the updating of the didactic material - multimedia and paper-based - in use at the society; development of new written texts and multimedia material; juridical relations; relations with institutions.

Since 2014, she is enrolled in the List of subjects accredited for the assignments of functions of collaboration, study, research, advice and training of Èupolis Lombardia - Higher institute for research, statistics and training of the Lombardy Region.

Current role: vice director of the on-line journal Diritto all’ambiente

She collaborates with the on-line journal Virgilio Go Green -, where she curates the column “L’ambiente ed il diritto”.

Adjunct professor at LCU

  • Environment and reference european and international legislation
  • Agenda 2030 and National strategy of sustainable development
  • Sustainability reporting
  • National legislation for environmental protection and landscape
  • Geodesia – Shape of the Earth 
  • Global Navigation Satellite System GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou)
  • Principles of aerial photography and remote sensing
  • Geographical information systems and spatial analysis of data
  • GPS tracking techniques of ancillary data in the open field and in the computer room
  • Insights on general and special legislation on SAPR
  • The organization of the Operator
  • Specialized critical and non-critical operations: operational scenarios
  • Analysis and management of the risk related to the operations
  • Operational management of services implemented with SAPR
  • Technical prevention and safety in SAPR services: protection of safety and health in the workplace
    Privacy, security, cybersecurity
  • Safe use of the SAPR in rural and mountain areas or in contexts of urban-rural interface
  • Exam simulations for the issuance of the OPEN A1-A3 drone license on the Enac portal
  • Climate change and forest fires 
  • Communicating environmental emergency
  • Climate change - reality and fake news, how to identify the sources
  • Geospatial analysis and statistics on the phenomenon of forest fires in Italy, Europe and in the world
  • Social-economic correlations in relation to the phenomenon of forest fires in the world
  • Social-economic correlations in relation to the phenomenon of forest fires in Italy
  • The italian system of prevention, active struggle and repression of forest fires
  • The evolutionary phases of forest fires
  • Parameters characterizing forest fires 
  • Different forms of forest fire 
  • Forest fuel
  • Climatic factors
  • Topographic factors
  • The employment of "serious game" techniques in the activity of training of the director of extinguishing operations and A.I.B. operators
  • Geo-Spatial Intelligence 
  • Geospatial Intelligence and Social Media
  • Open Source and Social Intelligence
  • Strategies of realization of an environmental monitoring network
  • Scientific evidence of surveys 
  • Geospatial techniques for expert activities
  • Exercises in the computer lab on techniques of social spazial intelligenceUNIT 6 – Activities of control on management and illiciti trafficking of waste
  • Subjects 
  • General discipline from the 4th part of D.Lgs. n. 152/06
  • The notion of "waste" and "non-waste" (by-product and end of waste status)
  • Waste classification and CER codes
  • Waste production: burdens and responsibilities
  • Temporary storage of waste
  • Transport of waste as a vital point in the waste management system 
  • The basic principle of prohibition on uncontrolled waste disposal
  • Remote sensing techniques in the fight against illegal trade of waste
  • Operational case study: The land of fires in Campania
  • The european Copernicus system
  • The italian high spatial and spectral resolution satellite Prisma
  • Exercises on the open source platforms of the Sentinel satellites Exercises on QGIS for the use of satellite images
  • The revolution of Cube-sat satellites
  • The assets of the dual use satellites of the Italian defense
  • The Sky-Med constellation-universe

Each candidate of Master's Degree is required to prepare a professional training Project Work consistent with the topics covered by the course. 

Said Project Work is an integral part of the Master's teaching activity, and is subject to assessment, providing 15 university training credits (CFU). 

The aim of the final project is to submit one or more innovative and/or improving solutions through an in-depth study of context variables, processes and application models. The project may involve either the innovation of an activity, or the setting up or changing of an organisational structure, or even the improvement of a new operational procedure or the development of a new process. 

The PW can be individual or group: in the latter case, the individual contribution will be subject to specific evaluation.


The candidates will be required to take a final test at the end of each Unit. The grade attained for each test (expressed in thirtieths) will be an integral part of the final grade of the Master.

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