Federico Ivan

Via Augusto Imperatore 16, 73100 Lecce, Italy

+39 0832 671032 (int. 232)

Ivan FEDERICO is Junior Scientist at “Ocean Predictions and Applications” division of CMCC.

He holds a M.Sc. Degree in Civil Hydraulics Engineering at the University of Calabria, obtained in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Hydraulics Engineering for the Environment and Territory, obtained in 2011, focused on Computational Fluid Dynamics topics. He contributed to the development of a Lagrangian particle model based on SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) approach, with special interest in treatment of open boundary conditions.

He held lectures of Coastal Engineering in post-graduate course of operational oceanography and informatics for maritime safety.

Since 2012 he has been employed at CMCC, where in the framework of TESSA (Development of Technology for the “Situational Sea Awareness”) and IONIO (IONian Integrated marine Observatory) projects, he has led the implementation of very high resolution coastal operational forecasting system for the Southern Adriatic Northern Ionian seas. Currently, he is scientific responsible for CMCC of START project focused on rapid mapping and monitoring system of marine and coastal environment for Apulia region in Southern of Italy.

The current research activity is focused on (i) coastal oceanography processes, (ii) downscaling approaches from open ocean to shelf to coastal scales and (iii) finite-element unstructured-grid models.



  • Observational evidence of the basin-wide gyre reversal in the Gulf of Taranto
  • Model-based reconstruction of the Ulysse-Virginia oil spill, October–November 2018
  • Model-Observations Synergy in the Coastal Ocean
  • Challenges for Sustained Observing and Forecasting Systems in the Mediterranean Sea

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