1993: PhD in Geophysics of the Lithosphere and Geodynamics.
1988: Degree in Geology, Università di Trieste.
2017-present deputy director of the Centro di Ricerche Sismologiche
2014-2020: coordinator of the Scientific Board of the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale-OGS
2012-2020: member of the Scientific Board of the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale-OGS
2011-present: Senior researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale- OGS, Centro Ricerche Sismologiche.
2008-2010: deputy director of the Department of Geophysics of the Lithosphere of the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale- OGS.
2008-2010: Senior researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale-OGS, Department of Geophysics of the Lithosphere.
2005-2010: coordinator ofthe research group REDAS (Research, development and application for seismics) of the Department of Geophysics of the Lithosphere of the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale- OGS.
1995-2008: Researcher at the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale-OGS, Department of Geophysics of the Lithosphere.
1994-1995: grant of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica (ING), at the Università di Trieste.
sett. 1993-genn.1994- Post-doc at the Institute of Theoretical Geophysics dell’Università di Cambridge (GB) with a grant of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the Royal Society (UK).
1989-1993: phD student in Geophyscs of the Lithosphere and Geodynamics - Università di Trieste.
She acquired specific experience in the field of crustal strain data analysis and in their relationship with the tectonic and geodynamical processes, in seismic tomography, in the development of new algorithms (inversion of reflection geometry, attenuation tomography) and in their application to define tectonic crustal structures, in the search for hydrocarbons, gas-hydrates, water resources, geothermal fields, coal seams, in the time-monitoring of hydrocarbon reservoirs, and in site-characterization for underground CO2 storage. The various skilnesses acquired throughout her career converge in a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the deformations and of the tectonic processes involving rock formations and the fluids contained in them.
Rossi participates in numerous national and European projects, and for many of them acted as scientific responsible for OGS or as principal investigator.
She often participated personnaly also to the data acquisition before processing them ( 2001 cruise with OBSs offshore Svalbard in the EU-project Hydratech for Gas-hydrates studies; 2009 field work onshore in Svalbard islands – Billefjorden for the project Paleokarst; 2014 onshore filed work in Adventdalen, Svalbard for the IMPERVIA PNRA project; field work of the national projects for hydrological studies MICA (2000) and Valeria (2003) in the Friuli and po plains, and on the Gorizia Karst; field works in the coal mine of Monte Sinni (Sulcis coal basin, Italy) 2007, 2008 e 2009.
She is member of the EU Network of Excellence "CO2GeoNet" on geological storage of CO2, of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), of the European Geosciences Union, she has been member of the Award Committee dell’EAGE (2010-2016), since 2005 she has been Associate Editor of the journal Geophysical Prospecting and since 2012 she is Deputy Editor of it; she is reviewer for ths and for other international journals.
Among the project she participated as referent for OGS or as principal investigator, the feasibility studies for the CO2 geological storage in the Sulcis coal basin (Sardinia, Italy) (international project with the Carbosulcis Spa), the European projects CASTOR, CO2ReMoVe for feasibility studies of for the active and passive seismic monitoring in sites where the CO2 geological storage is on-going, the Norwegian research council project 3D Paleokarst in Reservoirs. She has been principal investigator for the italian polar research project IMPERVIA, with a collaboration withe the Svalbard University (UNIS) and the Centre for Petroleum Research (CIPR) of Bergen University (N); she is coordinator and principal investigator of the Italian Ministry for Research and University FASTMIT (FAglie Sismogenetiche e Tsunamigeniche nei Mari ITaliani) with the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e di Vulcanologia INGV. She participated to the European projects Hydratech, 4DTail, To3D, Sitechar, CO2Care, the Industrial project Trans Adriatic Pipeline seismic hazard for the geodetic study.
FASTMIT aims to improve the knowledge and rationalize the available information on the tectonic structures in Italy’s adjacent Seas, with a particular focus on four study areas (the N-Adriatic Sea, the Gulf of Taranto, the Sicilian Channel, and the southern Tyrrhenian Sea). The expected results will significantly improve the basic input for future seismic and tsunami hazard estimates at three distinct levels:
•for probabilistic seismic hazard and tsunami hazard assessment at national scale developed for building codes, land-use planning, and other regulatory purposes;
•for assessments of the hazard and risk characterizing the Italian coastal areas - particularly critical for the high population density and the concentration of facilities classified as “RIR” (Rischio di Incidente Rilevante; Italian for “at risk of significant accident”) in the recent maps edited by ISPRA;
•for local estimates of hazard and risk associated with hydrocarbon extraction, either on-going or planned, both in national waters (Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Strait of Sicily) and in the waters of the central Mediterranean countries (Croatia, Greece, North Africa).