The design, development and implementation of the Tools4MSP modelling framework together with the maintenance and update of the Tools4MSP Geoplatform is coordinated by the Tools4MSP Team. The Team is part of the CNR-ISMAR (Italian National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences), Office of Venice.
Currently, our research activities focus on the analysis of cumulative effects from human activities, trade-off -synergies analysis of multiple sea uses, ecosystem-based approach, integration of ecosystem services into MSP and development of open source tools to support MSP and ICZM.
Members of the Tools4MSP Team:
PhD, Andrea Barbanti (Research Manager)Has a PhD in Earth Sciences and a background in environmental geochemistry and coastal oceanography. He is Research Manager at National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR), where he develops science-to-policy activities and research initiatives promoting Blue Growth at national and EU level, focusing on the Mediterranean basin. He is member of the Project Management Team of BLUEMED Coordination and Support Action and coordinator of the BLUEMED Policy Platform. He is coordinating or is involved since 2012 in several National and European projects dealing with Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) (e.g. RITMARE, ADRIPLAN, MUSES, SUPREME, SIMWESTMED, CO-EVOLVE, PORTODIMARE, PHAROS4MPAs, ITEM, MSPMED), developing and testing approaches and tools for MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian Region and the Mediterranean and supporting in all aspects the MSP implementation process. Since 2019 he is National Focal Point for the UNESCO/IOC-DG MARE MSPglobal Initiative.
PhD, Alessandro Sarretta (Researcher)Degree in Environmental Sciences, Master in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing, PhD in Environmental Sciences. Researcher at CNR-ISMAR from 2012 and CNR-IRPI from 2019, previously grant holder at Joint Research Centre of European Commision at ISPRA (VA). Working on Coastal and Marine Environments, Maritime Spatial Planning, Decision Support tools, Spatial data Infrastructures, Research Data Management, Standards and Interoperability, Open Science.
PhD, Stefano Menegon (Researcher)Stefano is an Environmental Engineer with a PhD in Information Technology for Environmental Science. He is an expert on environmental and predictive modelling, geospatial analysis, geostatistics, complex data integration, data sharing strategies, interoperable infrastructure and collaborative geospatial web applications. Currently he is senior research-technologist at CNR Institute of Marine Science (Venice, Italy) working on the design and development of geospatial tools to support Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) activities and, more in general, in translating environmental challenges into data-driven models and tools. Since 2013, he is coordinating the development of the Tools4MSP modelling framework.
PhD, Giulio Farella (PostDoc-Research Fellow)Is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Marine Sciences of the Italian National Research Council (CNR ISMAR, Venice), with a MSc in marine biology, a postgraduate specialization in management of Marine Protected Areas and PhD in ecology and climate change. His main research interests include cumulative impact assessments, maritime spatial planning, community ecology, ecological monitoring and restoration, marine bioconstructions diversity patterns and environmental protection. He is involved since 2017 in several national and international projects (Ritmare, Supreme, Simwestmed, Pharos4MPAs, PortoDiMare, Soundscape, MSPMED) aimed to provide guidelines to foster efficient and coherent maritime spatial planning for habitat conservation and mitigation of human impacts.
Dr. Alessandro Mulazzani (Research Fellow)Degree in Environmental Sciences and Master of Sciences in Marine Resource Development and Protection. Experience in Marine protected areas management and planning (was member of the MPA technical secretary of the Italian Ministry of Environment in 2001-2003). Involved in several national projects about environmental protection, coastal zone management and planning, landscape planning and architecture and international projects about MSP (CAMP Italy, Supreme, Pharos4MPAs, PortoDiMare)
Dr. Amedeo Fadini (Research Fellow)Work experience in computer science the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) planning and cartography, especially in the Public Sector.
PhD. Elisabetta Manea (PostDoc-Research Fellow)Post-Doctoral researcher. PhD in Marine Biology and Ecology, she is a marine ecologist working at the National Council of Research - Institute of Marine Science (CNR - ISMAR). She contributed to different research projects focused on the study of marine biodiversity, benthic ecology, and marine ecosystem functioning through the adoption of molecular approaches. She has been involved in different European projects to support the integration of the ecosystem-based and ecosystem services approach within Marine Spatial Planning and marine conservation and management for the achievement of conservation and sustainable development goals in the Adriatic-Ionian Region and Mediterranean Sea. She carried out teaching support activity in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Marine Spatial Planning at the University IUAV of Venice. She is contributing in developing and testing methodological approaches and tools to support an Ecosystem-Based MSP.
Dr. Agnese Cosulich (Research Fellow)Has a Master in Maritime Spatial Planning and a background in regional planning. She matured experience in marine related projects coordination among differnet countries and institutions like IOC-Unesco in Colombia, CPPS- UNEP-WCMC in Ecuador and WWF in Italy.