NAOUFAL RAISSOUNI received M.S. (1997) and Ph.D. (1999) degrees in physics (remote sensing, Earth observation and geoscience) at the Global Change Unit (head & director of thesis, Dr. José A. Sobrino) at the University of Valencia (Spain) in collaboration with Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg (France), and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France). He is a professor and researcher of physics and remote sensing at the National Engineering School for Applied Sciences of Tetuan (ENSA Tetuan) at the University of Abdelmalek Essaadi (UAE), Tetuan (Morocco). He heads the Remote Sensing & GIS Research Unit. (RS&GIS Lab.) at UAE and he is president of the Remote Sensing & GIS Association (Morocco).
His research interests include atmospheric correction in the visible and infrared domains; retrieval of emissivity, atmospheric water vapor and sea/land surface temperature from satellite images; huge remote sensing computations; modular wireless sensor networks for in-situ validation; infrared radiometry, in situ measurements and development of remote sensing methods for land cover/use/change monitoring.