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Dr Giovanni Rinaldi

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Giovanni is a postdoctoral researcher specialising in offshore renewables' evaluation and tools development. His main expertise relates to operations and maintenance strategic planning for offshore renewable farms, as well as their asset management and logistics. He is currently leading the work package "Operation & maintenance strategies, sensorisation & monitoring" in the European H2020 project FLOTANT (

Previously, he worked as business research fellow within the European programme Marine-i ( In this role, he supported innovations for marine energy businesses by providing assistance in the development and execution of research projects. 

Before this role, Giovanni worked as Early Stage Researcher and PhD student at the University of Exeter within the European program OceaNET. His work focused on developing a reliability-based tool to reduce operation and maintenance costs of marine energy devices and optimize the decision-making process in the management of offshore farms.

Other works and research interests include numerical and experimental modelling of offshore energy devices, data analysis, techno-economic assessment, programming and statistics.

Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Giovanni was a research intern at the Italian agency for sustainable development, ENEA. He received his M.Sc. in Renewable Energy through the European Master EUREC. He did a first semester at the University of Zaragoza, continuing with a specialization in Ocean Energy and Offshore Wind at the technical university of Lisbon. He also holds a B.Sc. in Physics and M.Sc. in Applied Physics from the University of Messina, Italy.