Gianandrea’s research activity aims to improve Maritime Transportation by means of Decision Support Systems.
He designed and implemented VISIR, a ship routing model for a safer and more efficient navigation by means of meteo-marine forecasts.
As a model, VISIR’s source code is made publicly available following the guidelines of the Free and Open Source Software.
As an operational system, VISIR already has an operational implementation in the Mediterranean Sea.
It is now being extended with new functionalities to the Atlantic Ocean in the frame of H-2020 AtlantOS project, of which Gianandrea leads a Task for ship routing cost and hazard mapping.
Among his interests is also the environmental impact of maritime transportation, especially in reference to climate change.
Furthermore, he is the scientific responsible for CMCC of FP7 EUCISE2020 project, aiming to build a pre-operational Information Sharing between the maritime authorities of the European States.
Gianandrea holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics issued from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Germany (2005) and a MSc degree in Physics from the Università degli Studi di Pisa – Italy (2000).
He loves nature, sports, and reading.
- Low Carbon Intensity Routes via Ocean Currents and Waves
- 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