My experience with Professor Ciminale started in 2007 during my Master’s degree thesis, and lasted until my PhD in 2014 and the following research contracts. During these years he was my mentor and reference for both professional and personal growth. Indeed, he was able to combine academic thoroughness and human qualities in a perfect way. He was a pure man and this is not always an easy thing to manage. The truth is often hard and he was true and demanding, trying always to put into practice intellectual honesty. This point of view, all his knowledge regarding Geophysics and Remote Sensing, and his management abilities were and always will be a model for me. Furthemore, collaborating with him everyday and especially during surveys enabled both myself and the collegues of his research group to discover his fun personality and his acute and, at the same time, meditative intelligence. Working with him was constructive both in comparison and discussion moments. I hope to put all that he taught me into practice.