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Dr Antonello Provenzale
National Research Council of Italy (CNR)


Born in Italy in 1958. Research Doctorate (PhD) in Physics in 1987. Research Director at the National Research Council of Italy. Director of the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources.

Research Interests

Impacts of global change on the environment and on water resources; Dynamics of the water cycle; Climate-biosphere interaction and ecosystem dynamics; Geophysical and geomorphological fluid dynamics.

Awards and invitations:

Golden Badge Award of the European Geophysical Society (EGS) in 1997. Dozor Fellowship of the Ben Grion University in Beer Sheva (Israel) in 1996. JILA Visiting Fellowship of the University of Colorado, Boulder (USA) in 1997. Member of the Summer Program on Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA, from 2005. Invited professor at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris in 2005, at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris in 2008 and 2009.

Current professional activity:

Coordinator of the EU H2020 Project "ECOPOTENTIAL: Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits through Earth Observations". Coordinator of the MIUR National Project of Interest "NextData". Coordinator of the GEO Ecosystem Societal Benefit Action and of GEO-GECO, the GEO Global Ecosystem Initiative. National representative in "ERA4CS: European Research Area for Climate Services".

Scientific activity:

Author of more than 150 papers in the international scientific literature. Editor of six volumes and two journal special issues. H-index: 30.