Who we are

EOLAB is a small R&D company that was created in February of 2006 as spin-off of the University of Valencia by Doctors and Professors with large experience in Earth Science and remote sensing for environment, including atmospheric correction, radiative transfer modelling, retrieval of geo-biophysical parameters, calibration and validation of remote sensing products and agro-environmental studies from remote sensing data. EOLAB's mission is to transfer knowledge and provide service to users, while providing technical assistance for R&D and operational Earth Observation projects. EOLAB provides its expertise on remote sensing data processing, retrieval of geo-biophysical variables, processing line development and quality assessment of remote sensing products. EOLAB is working since 2006 in operational Earth Observation programs, such as the Land-SAF Service of EUMETSAT and the Copernicus Global Land Service, as well as precursors R&D projects funded by EC (FP6 VGT4Africa, FP7 Geoland2, FP7 IMAGINES) and cal/val projects from ESA (SEN3EXP, VALSE2). Our main activities are related to prototyping algorithms for retrieval of biophysical variables (LAI, FAPAR, FVC, CWC, CCC, GPP) from optical remote sensing data, quality assessment of radiation (DSSF, Albedo, TOC_Reflectance) and biophysical products, field campaigns and ground data acquisition for cal/val purposes and as user interface supporting the uptake of remote sensing products. 

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Know the team that works on EOLAB:

Dr. Fernando Camacho de Coca

CEO & Project Manager

Fernando Camacho received a PhD in 2004 on operational retrieval of vegetation variables from remote sensing BRDF data from the University of Valencia. He is working on the Land‐SAF project since 1999 on development and validation of vegetation products. At the University of Valencia he was working on BRDF, retrieval of vegetation variables mainly from EUMETSAT satellite data, acquisition and processing of ground data (vegetation and radiometry) in field campaigns for cal/val (e.g., ESA DAISEX, SPARC, SEN2FLEX, SEN3EXP...). His post‐doc at Medias‐France was on validation of Land‐SAF vegetation products. In 2006 he founded the EOLAB company and since then he is working as CEO, but he is also acting as Project Manager providing to the technical people guidance with his scientific background on remote sensing. 

Jorge Sánchez Zapero

CTO & Research Engineer

Jorge Sánchez received the M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2011. He developed his master thesis in EOLAB about the validation of the global albedo product from SPOT/VGT. Since mid 2011 he is working at EOLAB as a research engineer in remote sensing data processing and quality assessment of Earth observation products. He participated in a number of projects, such as EUMETSAT CDOP, FP7 Geoland-2, ESA VALSE-2 and currently in the Copernicus Global Land Service for quality assessment of reflectance, albedo and vegetation global products. Jorge is the main data processing engineer of the company and he has strong technical skills, with expertise in several programming languages for software development, graphic analysis and databases. Since early 2014 he is responsible for the technical managing and processing within the laboratory, mainly for Quality Assessment.


Dr. Carolina Doña Monzó

Research Scientist

Carolina Doña received the PhD in Remote Sensing from the University of Valencia, Spain in 2017. Her research interest is focused in optical remote sensing applied to water quality and environmental management. At the University of Valencia she was working on the retrieval of water quality parameters and hidrologycal patterns in mediterranean wetlands through satellite images, in the acquisition and processing of ground data (water, soil and radiometry) and in field campaigns for calibration/validation of several sensors (SMOS-MIRAS, EOS-MODIS, METOP, Landsat-5,7, TRMM TMI...). She joined EOLAB in January 2017 as research scientist collaborating in the quality assurance of vegetation products for the Copernicus Global Land Service.


David Vinué Visús

Research Engineer & PhD candidate

Forest Engineer and MSc. in Remote Sensing, he joined EOLAB team in early 2016, performing  a PhD in Remote Sensing, co-funded by the Industrial Doctorate programme of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, focused on developing precision forestry through satellite imagery. He started his research activities in Germany and the UK and used to work on environmental protection and forestry management. Since 2013 is working to implement under real conditions remote sensing applications concerning biomass assessment and CO2 sequestration, smart agriculture and crop water stress.  He developed in GEOPIXEL several pilots to check the real necessities of the farmers, especially on vineyards. He aims to scale at a large area the business model by a strategic alliance with the University to make available and affordable for the agriculture the last advances on research.

Beatriz Fuster Ochando

Research Engineer

Beatriz Fuster joined our team in June 2016 as a part of an internship collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Since October 2016 she is working as Research Engineer. Beatriz received her degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and he is currently finishing the M.Sc. in the Telecommunication Engineering at the same university. At EOLAB she is collaborating in support of the Quality Assurance of Earth Observation products for the Copernicus Global Land Service as well as she is performing her master thesis about the training of neural networks and machine learning procedures in order to develop algorithms to estimate biophysical products over croplands.



Lorena de la Madrid Descalzo

Research Engineer

Lorena de la Madrid joined our team in March 2017 as a part of an intership collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Lorena received her degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2015. Currently, she is finishing the M.Sc in Telecommunication Engineering at the same university. At EOLAB she is collaborating in support of the Surface Albedo validation products based on PROBA-V observations (1km and 300m of spatial resolution) as well as carrying out her master thesis working on the design of SALVAL: a semi automatic Surface ALbedo VALidation tool.