Ph.D. In Environmental Sciences (2007) and a Degree in Environmental Sciences (2002), both at Ca' Foscari University (Venice, Italy). He gained experience in the geospatial domain getting a Master's degree in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (2005) at IAUV University (Venice). His main field of work is in the coastal and lagoon domains, collecting, analyzing and processing data on morphology, sedimentology, bathymetry, hydrodynamics, effect of human interventions on coastal systems. He is an expert in standardization and interoperability of geospatial data and systems, working with GIS software (mainly open source), web-based Spatial Data Infrastructures, international standards (ISO, OGC, INSPIRE) for metadata, datasets and web services related to environmental data. He's leading a Working Group inside the RITMARE project (www.ritmare.it), dealing with the creation of an interoperable infrastructure for marine data. He's collaborating to the Atlas of the Lagoon of Venice (http://www.silvenezia.it/
) through the development of the collaborative geoportal system CIGNo (http://cigno.ve.ismar.cnr.it/
Alessandra Giorgetti, coordinator of NODC (National Oceanographic Data Center/IOC) OGS/OCE research unit. She graduated in Mathematics at University of Trieste (Italy) in 1994. Since 1995 working at OGS in the field of physical oceanography, mainly concerned with oceanographic data management, scientific data validation and processing; participating in several national and international projects (MODB, MATER, MEDAR, SeaSearch, EDIOS, ADRICOSM and ADRICOSM-EXT); scientific coordinator of OGS activities within SeaDataNet, ADRICOSM-STAR and the National meteo-marine data archive project ARCHIMEDE. At present she is coordinator of the EMODNet Chemical lot.