Principal ScientistInstitute for Earth System Predictions
Division Director Ocean Predictions and Applications
Via Marco Biagi 5 – 73100 Lecce, Italy
(+39) 0832 1902411
Giovanni Coppini holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Bologna. Since 2003 he’s been working as Technologist at INGV in the operational oceanography division, where he was responsible for environmental applications such as oil spill forecasting and environmental indicators.
He has being representing INGV and then CMCC in the European Topic Centre – Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC-ICM) project of the European Environment Agency and in MyOcean as responsible for the liaisons with Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Ocean Service (MyOcean) and the development of climate and environmental indicators. He has being representing INGV in the collaboration agreement among INGV and Italian Coast Guard.
He’s been managing director in MFSTEP EU project and has contributed to the management of several international Projects.
He is the Emergency Response Office (ERO) Manager in the Mediterranean Oceanography Network for GOOS (MONGOOS) and Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC) collaboration Agreement.
Since 2004 he was collaborating in the management of the Italian National Group of Operational Oceanography (8 Institutes). Since 2012 he is co-chair of MONGOOS.
His field of expertise is oil spill emergency management at sea and development of environmental and climate change ocean indicators based on operational oceanography observations, modelling products and climate re-analyses.
In September 2012 he has started collaborating with CMCC to direct the Operational Oceanography Laboratory OCEAN-LAB.
He is Member of the JCOMM Expert Team on Maritime Safety Services (ETMSS) and he represents Cmcc within EuroGOOS (European Global Ocean Observing System).
Currently at CMCC he is director of OPA Division (Ocean Predictions and Applications).
- Environmental variables and machine learning models to predict cetacean abundance in the Central-eastern Mediterranean Sea
- Projected climate oligotrophication of the Adriatic marine ecosystems
- Machine Learning to predict cetacean behaviour using social and environmental features
- Estuary salinity prediction using a Support Vector Machine based approach: a case study of the Po di Goro estuary
- Shelf slope, estuarine dynamics and river plumes in a z* vertical coordinate, unstructured grid model
- OFIDIA2: An Operational Platform for Fire Danger Prevention and Monitoring
- Generalized additive models for Risso's dolphin group size estimation in the Gulf of Taranto (Northern Ionian Sea, Central-eastern Mediterranean Sea)
- Preliminary study on monitoring the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) using satellite tracking in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas
- Parallel implementation of the SHYFEM (System of HydrodYnamic Finite Element Modules) model
- TN0291 - Climate Projections of salt-wedge intrusions in a Po river branch (Northern Adriatic Sea)