Alessandro Sarretta has a Master Degree and a PhD in Environmental Science (Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy) and a post graduate master in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (IUAV, Venice, Italy).
He has worked at CNR-ISMAR (2003-2009) in coastal and lagoon environments, studying sedimentology, morphology of their relations with hydrodinamics and anthropogenic pressures, gained also deep knowlegde of GIS and elaboration and management of spatial data. He specialised in the development and support Spatial Data Infrastructures working at the European Commission, JRC (2009-2012), dealing with the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive.
Since 2012 he is researcher at the CNR-ISMAR, where he's been involved in the Italian flagship project RITMARE, working on an interoperable infrastructure for the Italian Marine Research Community, and in the EU ADRIPLAN project, dealing with Maritime Spatial Planning in the Adriatic-Ionian region, and coordinating the work-package for the management of data and information. He is involved in various activities of development, support and dissemination on topics related to open source software, open data and open science.