Marco completed his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples, specializing in airborne remote sensing for air quality and land management. Having worked on various aerospace projects in Naples, most recently as coordinator of the Environmental Research Aircraft Lab of the Italian National Research Council, Marco moved to the Netherlands to work at cosine. Having gained experience as system and performance engineer, project manager, program manager and team leader at cosine, Marco became managing director of coseno as well as Remote Sensing Business Business Unit Manager at cosine. Marco has been involved in a variety of research and development activities at cosine, all focusing on the miniaturization of optical instruments for Earth Observation and planetary exploration, including NightPod, TropOMI, MASCOT (Hayabusa 2). Marco has led the development, demonstration in orbit and commercialization of the HyperScout®product series, the first ever miniaturized imager able to connect hyperspectral, thermal imaging and artificial intelligence techniques in one compact product for the Earth Observation market.