Gianandrea’s research activity aims to make Maritime Transportation more efficient and safer by means of meteo-oceanographic data.
Since 2012, he has been designing and implementing the open-source ship routing model VISIR, documenting it in several publications. An operational implementation of VISIR in the Mediterranean Sea was realized in 2015, while a web application for browsing optimal ship tracks in the Atlantic Ocean has been put online in 2018.
Among Gianandrea’s research interests is the environmental impact of maritime transportation, especially in reference to climate change (IMO MEPC.304(72), EU/EMSA MRV, UN decade of Ocean Science). In this respect, he coordinates the Italy-Croatia Interreg project GUTTA, aiming at a reduction of the CO2 emissions from RoPax vessels in the Adriatic Sea.
He loves nature, sports, and reading.