Gianmaria Sannino, is Head of the Climate Modelling Laboratory and Impacts of ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, since 2015. He has a M.Sc. degree in Physical Oceanography, and a PhD in Marine Science (University Federico II of Naples).
He has more than 25 years of experience in climate and ocean modelling. During the last years he has worked in the field of regional climate modelling and ocean energy at ENEA. His current research activities are focused on the development and assessment of state-of–the-art regional climate models and their application to the renewable energy sector, sea level rise and coastal protection. He has published more than 80 papers in SCI journals and books and contributed to several technical reports and presentations at international conferences as invited speakers.
He was involved in many European and National projects on climate change, oceanography, and ocean energy. He is the Chair of the Implementation Working Group “Ocean Energy ” for the EC Strategic Energy Technological Plan. He is member of the scientific committee for the Joint Program “Ocean Energy” of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), the European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA), the Mediterranean CORDEX initiative (MedCORDEX), and the Italian Blue Growth Technological Cluster (BIG), and the Italian Oceanographic Commission.