Gianandrea’s research activity aims to improve Maritime Transportation by means of meteo-oceanographic data.
Since 2012, he has been designing, implementing, and coordinating the development of the open-source ship routing model VISIR. A service for on-demand computation of least-time routes was realized in 2015 (www.visir-nav.com), while in 2021 a service for least-CO2 ferry routes depending on wave and sea current forecasts became operational (www.gutta-visir.eu).
The VISIR model was documented in several publications (www.visir-model.net).
Among Gianandrea’s research interests is the environmental impact of maritime transportation, especially in reference to climate change.
He loves nature, sports, and reading.
- Towards Least-CO2 Ferry Routes in the Adriatic Sea
- EU-MRV: an analysis of 2018’s Ro-Pax CO2 data
- Graph-Search and Differential Equations for Time-Optimal Vessel Route Planning in Dynamic Ocean Waves
- Challenges for Sustained Observing and Forecasting Systems in the Mediterranean Sea
- Preliminary Inter-comparison of AIS Data and Optimal Ship Tracks
- VISIR-1.b: ocean surface gravity waves and currents for energy-efficient navigation
- Successful blue economy examples with an emphasis on international perspectives
- 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