Marc Paganini serves as technical officer in the Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes at the European Space Agency (ESA). He is member of the Science, Application and Future Technologies Department working on Earth Observations (EO) exploitation and services development. He has more than 25 years of experience in EO satellite missions at ESA, working first as a ground segment system engineer, responsible for payload data processing and instrument calibration. In 2000, he joined the ESRIN establishment in Frascati (Rome) and has been working for the last 15+ years in elaborating, organising and managing user-oriented applications and novel information services, with the objective to provide the user community at large with reliable, timely and continuous information about the Earth and its environment.
His main field of expertise is the exploitation of EO satellite data for environmental governance and sustainable development. Marc Paganini is the ESA point of contract for a number of international environmental conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Ramsar Conventions on Wetlands. Of Belgian nationality, he graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Liege, Belgium in 1987.