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Angelo Camerlenghi

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Dirigente Ricerca

Laurea cum laude,  Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciencesm  University of Milano, Italy, 1984.

Master of Sciences,  Geological Oceanography, Department of Oceanography of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1988.

Research Doctorate, Earth Sciences,  Department of Earth Sciences University of Milano, Italy, 1991.



Fullbright Fellow, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (1986 - 1988)

Research Assistant, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, Texas (1986 - 1988)

Contract ResearcherIstituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) (1991 – 1996)

Staff Researcher, Primo Ricercatore, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) (1996 – 2004)

Contracted Professor, Marine Geology, Department of Earth Sciences “A. Desio”, University of Milano (1996 - 1998)

Lecturer, Geosciences, International Maritime Academy, Trieste (1999)

ICREA Research Professor, Istitució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Universitat de Barcelona / Facultat de Geologia (2004 – 2012)

Associate Professor, Master of Oceanography and Marine Environment Management, University of Barcelona and  Polytechnic University of Barcelona (2007 – 2011)

Senior Researcher, stituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) since 2012

Director, Geophysics Research Section, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) since 2012

Contract Professor, University of Trieste, Department of Mathematics and Geosciences, Course: Marine Geology (presently Laurea Magistrale), since 2012


Scientific Advisorship

1994-2002 Member of the Scientific Board of the CNR Research Institute GeoMare Sud, Naples, Directed by prof. B. D’Argenio)

1995-2003 Member of the CNR Committee for the co-ordination for the Italian activities within the Ocean Drilling Program

2006–present Member of the Scientific Board of MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany

2006 Member of the Review Panel of the ESF EuroCore program EUROMARC
2009 – 2012 Member of the ERICON (European Research Icebreaker Consortium – Aurora Borealis) Science Advisory Panel, ESAP as expert in Seafloor Processes and Natural Hazards.
2006-2011 Member of the of the Spanish Committee for IODP
2013. Delegate in the Management Board of CIESM (The Mediterranean Scientific Committee)
2013- Present. Delegate in the Management Board of  JPI Oceans

2013- Present. Delegate in the Western Mediterranean Dialogue Forum (5+5) Research and Innovation
2018 – Member of the Scientific review Panel of the “Alfred Wegener Institute” (AWI), Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers and its research center
2018-present Member of the Italian Committee for the participation in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP-Italy)
Capacità e interessi: 


Geology and geophysics of Polar continental margins.

Submarine Geohazards.

Natural gas hydrates in the marine environment.

Mediterranean sub-salt fluids.


Google Scholar Citations


Major projects: 

PI (OGS Partner) of the MAST-II project An Integrated Investigation of the Fluid Flow Regime of the Mediterranean Ridge (MEDRIFF) (Contract MAS2-CT92-0037 MEDRIFF), 1993-1996.

Research Contract with SINTEFF Civil and Environmental Engineering (Norway) within the project Ormen Lange Verification on Seabed Stability, Activity 7 - Gas Hydrates. 2000-2003. Project funded by Norsk Hydro for the evaluation of the stability of the Norwegian Margin above the Ormen Lange gas field.
Associate research Contract with the University of Parma for the project Study of the mechanisms of deformation of the Eastern Mediterranean accretionary wedge. Project funded by ENI AGIP Division (Contratto AGIP n. 01-7909457/AB il 10/11/1998)
PI: The development of an Arctic ice stream-dominated sedimentary system: The southern Svalbard continental margin (SVAIS) (POL2006-07390/CGL) under the Spanish activities for the International Polar Year (IPY). 2006 – 2009

PI: Evolución de la DINámica SEDimentaria en márgenes continentales durante cambios de régimen climático (EDINSED) (CTM2007-64880/MAR). 2007-2010

PI: Corrientes de hielo del Neogeno y procesos sedimentarios en margenes continentales polares (IPY - NICE STREAMS) CTM2009-06370-E/ANT. 2009-2010

PI: Historia de la deglaciacion del mar de barents norte-occidental en sedimentos marinos de paleo-corrientes de hielo (DEGLABAR). CTM2010-17386 2010 – 2013

PI: EU 7th FWP EUROFLEETS (Towards an Alliance of European Research Fleets) project Salt deformation and sub-salt fluid circulation in the Algero-Balearic abyssal plain (SALTFLU). 2010-2013

Spanish member in the Management Committee of COST Action ES0902 - Permafrost and gas hydrate related methane release in the Arctic and impact on climate change: European  cooperation for long-term monitoring (PERGAMON). 2009-2013

Participant: Reconstructing the response of grounded ice sheets and sea ice to climatic changes by coring glacial bedforms and meltwater deposits in the Kveithola trough (CORIBAR) R/V Maria S. Merian (scheduled in summer 2013, Barents Sea)

Contact OGS, ANAV - ASOCIACION NUCLEAR ASCÓ-VANDELLÓS II, A.I.E. Realizacion de los ensayos necesarios a realizar para la caracterizacion de la falla de la Almadrava y de la falla del Camp. Onshore and Offshore. 2013-2014.

Principal investigator in the Intalian Flagship project RITMARE (2013-2016) as leader of Action "Methodological advances", demonstration action for the development of new technologies and protocols for the assessment of submarine geohazards
Participant: Scientific Drilling in Arctic areas: response of the Barents Ice Sheet to global climate change (Perforacion cientifica marina en zonas articas)(CORIBAR España). CTM2011-14807-E. 2012-2014

Principal proponent of IODP Multiple Platform Drilling Proposal 857-MDP2, Uncovering a Salt Giant. Endorsed by the IODP Scientific Evaluation Panel (SEP) in January 2015.

Co-Proponent of IODP Drilling Proposal P857B-Pre, Deep-Sea Records of the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Under review by the IODP Scientific Evaluation Panel (SEP). Main Proponent: Johanna Lofi (University of Montpellier).

Co-proponent of IODP Drilling Proposal P875C-Full, The demise of a salt giant: climatic-environmental transitions during the terminal Messinian Salinity Crisis. Main proponent: Claudia Bertoni (University of Oxford). Approved for drilling.

Principal proponent of the EU 7th FWP EUROFLEETS (Towards an Alliance of European Research Fleets) project Salt deformation and sub-salt fluid circulation in the Algero-Balearic abyssal plain (SALTFLU). 2010-2013. The funding of this project through the award of 11 days of ship time of the R/V OGS-Explora, Cruise performed in 2012.
Co-ordinator of Marie Curie action (intra-European fellowships) Arctic Geo-hazards, Geo-fluids and Climate Change. University of Barcelona (2012-2018)
Co-ordinator of the activity, UfM (Union for the Mediterranean) Contract BLUEMED - Extension to the non-EU countries - 25 - PRO112WED-2017. 2017-2018.
Co-ordinator of COST Action CA15103 Uncovering the Mediterranean Salt Giant (MEDSALT), 2016-2020. Total contribution pprox. €400,000.00
OGS Co-ordinator as Beneficiary Institution of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Submarine Landslides And Their Impact On European Continental Margins - SLATE, 2017-2021
OGS Co-ordinator as Beneficiary Institution of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Understanding the Mediterranean Salinity Crisis – SALTGIANT, 2018-2022


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