Coppini Giovanni

Via Augusto Imperatore 16, I-73100 Lecce, Italy

+39 0832 671050 (int. 250)

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).


  • Low Carbon Intensity Routes via Ocean Currents and Waves
  • River runoff influences on the Central Mediterranean overturning circulation
  • A multi-service data management platform for scientific oceanographic products
  • Introducing sailboats into ship routing system VISIR
  • VISIR: technological infrastructure of an operational service for safe and efficient navigation in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Drift simulation of MH370 debris using superensemble techniques
  • Regional approach to modeling the transport of floating plastic debris in the Adriatic Sea
  • VISIR-I: small vessels – least-time nautical routes using wave forecasts
  • A Prototype of Ship Routing Decision Support System for an Operational Oceanographic Service

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