Francesco Holecz received the M.Sc (1985) and Ph.D. (1993) in geography and remote sensing respectively, Remote Sensing Laboratories, Institute of Geography, University of Zurich. Research Associate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories (1994-1996). He is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of sarmap. Remote Sensing Specialist with particular expertise in SAR and InSAR processing, polarimetry, and Remote Sensing applications. Between 2005 and 2011 he has been Guest Professor at the Polytechnic University (ETH) of Zurich. He is presently and past principal and co-investigator of several ESA, EU and WB projects, and reviewer of several journals in remote sensing.