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Chiggiato Jacopo

Chiggiato Jacopo

Laurea (M.Sc. equiv.) in Environmental Sciences, 1998, University of Venice “Ca’ Foscari”, Italy;
Dottorato (Ph.D. equiv.) in Numerical Modelling for Environmental Protection, University of Bologna “Alma Mater Studiorum”, Italy;

Arsenale - Tesa 104 Castello 2737/F 30122 Venezia – Italy

Phone +39 041 2407945


Major research interests are numerical modelling and data analysis and fusion of super-dense, multi-platform datasets for process studies of coastal oceanography and marine meteorology; coupled ocean-atmosphere models for planetary boundary studies, in particular with respect to extreme events; R&D in operational oceanography.


P.I. in several nation/international projects.
Participation to 7 participated international cruises onboard the NR/V Alliance and 1 national in the Mediterranean Sea, in two case as lead oceanographer;
Member  of the European Geophysical Union (EGU) and co-convener of the session “Open Session on Operational Oceanography”, EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna.
Referee for several international journals (e.g.  Ocean Science, Journal of Marine System, Ocean Modelling, Journal of Geophysical Research - Ocean, Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science).


He authored and co-authored some thirty papers in international scientific journals JCR.
See google scholar profile


Ducrouq, V. et al. HyMeX-SOP1, the field campaign dedicated to heavy precipitation and flash flooding in the northwestern Mediterranean. (2013) Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00244.1.

Alvarez, A., Chiggiato, J., Mourre, B. Under the sea: Rapid characterization of restricted marine environments (2013) IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 20 (3), art. no. 6529135, pp. 42-49.

Alvarez, A., Chiggiato, J., Schroeder, K. Mapping sub-surface geostrophic currents from altimetry and a fleet of gliders (2013) Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 74, pp. 115-129.

Grasso, R., Cococcioni, M., Mourre, B., Osler, J., Chiggiato, J. A decision support system for optimal deployment of sonobuoy networks based on sea current forecasts and multi-objective evolutionary optimization (2013) Expert Systems with Applications, 40 (10), pp. 3886-3899.

Renault, L., Chiggiato, J., Warner, J.C., Gomez, M., Vizoso, G., Tintoré, J. Coupled atmosphere-ocean-wave simulations of a storm event over the Gulf of Lion and Balearic Sea (2012) Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 117 (9), art. no. C09019.

Schroeder, K., Chiggiato, J., Haza, A.C., Griffa, A., Zgkmen, T.M., Zanasca, P., Molcard, A., Borghini, M., Poulain, P.M., Gerin, R., Zambianchi, E., Falco, P., Trees, C. Targeted Lagrangian sampling of submesoscale dispersion at a coastal frontal zone (2012) Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (11), art. no. L11608.

Grasso, R., Cococcioni, M., Mourre, B., Chiggiato, J., Rixen, M. A maritime decision support system to assess risk in the presence of environmental uncertainties: The REP10 experiment (2012) Ocean Dynamics, 62 (3), pp. 469-493.

Mourre, B., Chiggiato, J., Lenartz, F., Rixen, M. Uncertainty forecast from 3-D super-ensemble multi-model combination: Validation and calibration (2012) Ocean Dynamics, 62 (2), pp. 283-294.

Chiggiato, J., Jarosz, E., Book, J.W., Dykes, J., Torrisi, L., Poulain, P.-M., Gerin, R., Horstmann, J., Beşiktepe, S. Dynamics of the circulation in the Sea of Marmara: Numerical modeling experiments and observations from the Turkish straits system experiment (2012) Ocean Dynamics, 62 (1), pp. 139-159.

Lenartz, F., Beckers, J.-M., Chiggiato, J., Mourre, B., Troupin, C., Vandenbulcke, L., Rixen, M. Super-ensemble techniques applied to wave forecast: Performance and limitations (2010) Ocean Science, 6 (2), pp. 595-604.

Martucci, G., Carniel, S., Chiggiato, J., Sclavo, M., Lionello, P., Galati, M.B. Statistical trend analysis and extreme distribution of significant wave height from 1958 to 1999 - An application to the Italian Seas (2010) Ocean Science, 6 (2), pp. 525-538.

Signell, R.P., Chiggiato, J., Horstmann, J., Doyle, J.D., Pullen, J., Askari, F. High-resolution mapping of Bora winds in the northern Adriatic Sea using synthetic aperture radar (2010) Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 115 (4), art. no. C04020.

Russo, A., Coluccelli, A., Iermano, I., Falcieri, F., Ravaioli, M., Bortoluzzi, G., Focaccia, P., Stanghellini, G., Ferrari, C.R., Chiggiato, J., Deserti, M. An operational system for forecasting hypoxic events in the northern Adriatic Sea (2009) Geofizika, 26 (2), pp. 191-213.

Pasaric, Z., Belušic, D., Chiggiato, J. Orographic effects on meteorological fields over the Adriatic from different models (2009) Journal of Marine Systems, 78 (SUPPL. 1), pp. S90-S100.

Rixen, M., et al.. Improved ocean prediction skill and reduced uncertainty in the coastal region from multi-model super-ensembles (2009) Journal of Marine Systems, 78 (SUPPL. 1), pp. S282-S289.

Vandenbulcke, L., Beckers, J.-M., Lenartz, F., Barth, A., Poulain, P.-M., Aidonidis, M., Meyrat, J., Ardhuin, F., Tonani, M., Fratianni, C., Torrisi, L., Pallela, D., Chiggiato, J., Tudor, M., Book, J.W., Martin, P., Peggion, G., Rixen, M. Super-ensemble techniques: Application to surface drift prediction (2009) Progress in Oceanography, 82 (3), pp. 149-167.

Carniel, S., Warner, J.C., Chiggiato, J., Sclavo, M. Investigating the impact of surface wave breaking on modeling the trajectories of drifters in the northern Adriatic Sea during a wind-storm event (2009) Ocean Modelling, 30 (2-3), pp. 225-239.

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