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Simone Libralato

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Name: 
Simone
Surname: 
Libralato
Section: 
OCE
Telephone number: 
0402140628
qualification: 
Ricercatore
Mobile: 
347 1231380
Education: 
  • PhD in Environmental Sciences, 2004, on “Marine ecosystem functioning analysed by means of indicators and models” (supervisor: Fabio Pranovi), University Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • MSc cum laude in Environmental Sciences, 1998, on “Identification of a growth model for seabream (Sparus aurata) and its applications in aquaculture" (Tutor: Roberto. Pastres)”, University Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • Technical degree, 1992

Others

  • Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada, 03 Mar 2002 – 30 June 2002, Visiting PhD studen
Experience: 

Research experiences

  • from Feb 2008, research position at Dept. Oceanography, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS, Trieste, Italy
  • Feb 2005-Feb 2008, post-doc position at the Dept. Oceanography, OGS, Trieste, Italy.
  • Dec 2003-Dec 2004, collaborator, formerly ICRAM (Central Italian Institute for Researches and Technologies Applied to the Sea), now ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale), Chioggia, Italy and Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Università Cà Foscari, Venezia, Italy
  • 12 Sept 2003 – 02 Feb 2004, research collaboration, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun-Jul 2003, Contract, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, Università Cà Foscari, Venezia, Italy
  • Nov 2000-Nov 2003, Research Fellow ICRAM (now ISPRA), Chioggia, Italy
  • 02 Jun– 30 Nov 2000, Contracts, ICRAM (now ISPRA), Chioggia, Italy
  • May 2000-Jun 2000, Contract, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, Università Cà Foscari, Venezia, Italy

Invited speaker

 

Libralato S., 2020. Ecological and economic effects of EU CFP discard landing obligation evaluated using a quantitative ecosystem approach for the Northern Adriatic Sea. MEDAC – Mediterranean Advisory Council, WG1 meeting 18 February 2020, Roma, Italy (Invited expert)

Libralato S., 2018. Fisheries discards: to land or not to land, that is the question. European Marine Board - Autumn Plenary Meeting, 24 October 2018, Trieste, Italy (Invited Plenary Evening Lecture)

Libralato S., Fortibuoni T., Solidoro C., 2018. Food web of plastics: moving towards inclusion of plastics in ecosystem modelling. Modelling Ocean Plastics Litter in a Changing Climate: Challenges and Mitigations (EUROMARINE, Foresight Workshop - Horizon scanning),  26th - 27th April 2018, Oporto, Portugal (keynote speaker)

Libralato S. 2017. Ecosystem-based approaches for supporting sustainable marine resource exploitation and spatial planning. Bilateral symposium Italy-Korea .Current scientific issues and innovative approaches and technologies for a sustainable fisheries development 29-30 November 2017, Busan, Korea (invited speaker)

Libralato S. & Fortibuoni T., 2017. Ignore historical data and miss the boat: role of past information on quantitative analysis of marine resources. Ocean Past VI – Sesimbra – Portugal 15-18 May 2017 (keynote speaker)

Libralato S., 2017. Marine trophodynamic models:  from theoretical developments to tools for supporting marine policy. Blue Science for Blue Growth – Connecting ideas and people, 8 February 2017, Euromarine Event at EU Parliament, Bruxelles (Keynote speaker)

Libralato S., 2016. Ecosystem status (other impacts and climate change). Public Hearing of the European Parliament -Committee on Fisheries, "Mediterranean Sea: state of the fishing stock and strategies to adopt for the conservation and socio-economic situation of the fisheries sector", 19 April 2016 , Bruxelles (invited speaker)

Libralato S., 2016. Ecosystem status (other impacts and climate change). High-level seminar on the Status of the Stocks in the Mediterranean and the CFP approach (organized by EU DGMARE, MEDAC & MIPAAF). 9-10 February 2016, Catania, Italy (Invited speaker)

Libralato S., Ghribi M., 2015. Contributing to blue growth through development of skills and research: an ecosystem approach to fisheries and aquaculture for sustainable exploitation of marine resources. Ministerial Meeting on Food Security and Climate Adaptation in Small Island Developing States. 14‐16 October 2015, Milan, Italy. (Invited contribution)

Teaching experiences

 

Ecological models for the implementation of the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management: from multispecies to ecosystem models. (data requirement, Ecopath with Ecosim, case studies). Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Stock Assessments in Fisheries Activities, 19-21 February 2020, Ankara Turkey

DEEPBLUE Trainer for Trainers – Marine Sciences, 21-26 October 2019, Sfax (Tunisia) –Modellistica di ecosistema e attività pratica

OGS Master in Sustainable Blue Growth, 26 Giugno 2019 – lectures on “Stock Assessment” e “Food web models and fisheries”

OGS Master in Sustainable Blue Growth, 5 luglio 2018 – Lezioni su “Stock Assessment” e “Food web models and fisheries”

Advanced Training School on Sustainable Blue Growth in the Mediterranean and Black Sea countries (10-19 Luglio 2017), Lezioni su “Impacts of fisheries in Mediterranean stocks and ecosystems” and " Integrated approaches for the sustainability of fisheries in the Mediterranean sea”, 18 luglio 2017, ICTP, Trieste

Università di Trieste, Corso di Laurea in Biologia, Corso di modellistica ecologica, lezione su “Ecosystem modelling with Ecopath with Ecosim”, 12 aprile 2016.

Danube Research Institute, “Ecosystem Modelling with Ecopath with Ecosim”, Lectures at Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 12-13 November 2015, Budapest.

University of Addis Ababa, Faculty of Science, “Whole-lake ecosystem analysis: ecological modelling and Ecopath with Ecosim”. Lectures at the Zoological Science Unit Program from 22 January 2012 to 06 February 2012. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

WWF Mediterranean Programme and the UNEP/MAP, Impacts from Fisheries on Species and Habitats of Concern in the Mediterranean (invited lecture); 2nd Regional Training Workshop on Planning for sustainable fisheries in Marine Protected Areas, Kas, Turkey, October 4-11, 2010

Università degli Studi di Padova, Biologia Marina, Laboratorio sperimentale “Laboratori di modelli matematici per la gestione delle risorse” presso Palazzo Grassi – Chioggia (Venezia), il 9 e 10 giugno 2010 (circa 12 ore) all’interno del corso del Dott. Sasa Raicevich

Member of organizing committee of Conferences and Workshops

 

AMARE-MED 2020, Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem-based marine Resource Management in the MEDiterranean Sea, (con A. Punt, K. de Mutsert) 20-25 July 2020, Università di Spalato, Spalato, Croazia.

AMARE-MED 2019, Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem-based marine Resource Management in the MEDiterranean Sea, (con A. Punt, N. Dowling, G. Coro) 1 July – 6 August 2019, lstituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venezia, Italy.

Workshop in FISH FORUM 2018: Toward Operational Fisheries Oceanography in the Mediterranean Sea: gaps, challenges, opportunities from open access data and integrated tools, 10 Dicembre 2018, FAO Headquarters, Terme di Caracalla, Roma, Italia

AMARE-MED 2018, Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem-based marine Resource Management in the MEDiterranean Sea, 30 July - 3 August 2018, presso l’ICTP - the Abdus Salaam International Centre for Theoretical Physics Trieste, Italy.

Modelling Ocean Plastics Litter in a Changing Climate: Challenges and Mitigations (EUROMARINE, Foresight Workshop - Horizon scanning), 26-27 Aprile 2018, CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, Oporto, Portugal

AMARE-MED 2017, Advanced school on Multispecies modelling Approaches for ecosystem-based marine Resource Management in the MEDiterranean Sea, 30 July - 5 August 2017, presso CNR-IAMC Torretta di CapoGranitola, Trapani, Italy.

Ecopath 30 years - Modelling dynamic ecosystems: beyond boundaries with EwE, 10-12 November 2014, CSIC-ICM, Barcelona, Spain

The 8th European Conference on Ecological Modelling (ECEM 2014), Beyond boundaries: next generation modeling, October 27-30, 2014, University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Marocco

 

International Summer School: “When humanities meets ecology: historic changes in Mediterranean and Black Sea marine biodiversity and ecosystems since the Roman period until nowadays. Languages, methodologies and perspectives” tenutasi dal 31 Agosto al 4 Settembre 2009 a Trieste, presso l’ICTP - the Abdus Salaam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.

6th European Conference on Ecological Modelling, ECEM07, Novembre 27-30, 2007, Trieste, Italy. Conferenza organizzata da OGS e ospitata dall’ICTP.

Workshop on “Biogeochemical processes and fish dynamics in food web models for end-to-end conceptualization of marine ecosystems. Theory and use of Ecopath with Ecosim”, Novembre 26-27, 2007, Trieste, Italy. Workshop organizzato da OGS in collaborazione con il Fisheries Centre (Vancouver, Canada), e ospitato dall’ICTP.

Awards received

  • Certificate of recognition for best poster at the International Symposium on Quantitative Ecosystem Indicators for Fisheries Management, Paris, France, 2004
  • Lodovico Caldesi Valeri Prize for best thesis on Environmental Sciences (MSc), Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, 2000
Major projects: 

Project Coordinator, Interreg Italia-Croazia: Fisheries in the AdriatIc Region - a Shared Ecosystem Approach (FAIRSEA)

PRIZEFISH (Piloting of eco-innovative fishery supply-chains to market added-value Adriatic fish products), Interreg Italia-Croazia, Principal Investigator

DEEPBLUE (Developing Education and Employment Partnerships for a Sustainable Blue Growth in the Western Mediterranean Region). EASME/EMFF project. Scientific Board.

 

Responsible for Linea 4.1, “Modellistica della catena trofica” del progetto “Venezia 2021

Programma di ricerca scientifica per una laguna “regolata”, capofila CORILA. 

 

Responsible SP2_LIX_AZ03_UO01- Modello rete trofica per il sistema adriatico, per il sistema ionio, per il canale di Sicilia, nell’ambito del 4 anno del progetto RITMARE

 

Responsible Task 2.1 (Validazione dei dati di sbarcato) del Progetto RECFISH – Recovery of fish historical time series for Mediterranean and Black Sea stock assessment (progetto DG MARE EASME/EMFF/2016/032; 2018- 2019)

Past

  • RITMARE (Progetto bandiera: Ricerca Italiana per il Mare)
  • PERSEUS (Policy-orientated marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas) - EU-FP7 Project
  • OPEC (OPerational ECology) - EU-FP7 Project
  • COCONET (towards COast to COast NETwork of marine protected areas coupled with sea-based wind energy potential)- EU-FP7 Project
  • SESAME (Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem changes) - EUFP6 project
  • SOSTEMITS (Sostenibilità delle mitilicoture triestine) - Progetto Innovazione Regione FVG
  • ECOMADR
  • CLIMA
  • INDECO (Ecosystem indicators of effects of fishing) FP6 EU-Coordinated action
Spoken languages: 
english