Giovanna Marino works at ISPRA, the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research,  where she coordinated scientific activity on Sustainable Aquaculture. Since 90th, she has coordinated multidisciplinary teams to provide technical advices for decision making in aquaculture and support regional and national policies. She was leader of 50 national and European research projects dealing with aquaculture, mostly in collaboration with Mediterranean aquaculture sector, to improve technical and environmental performance of marine aquaculture, through proper planning of the marine areas to be allocated for aquaculture, promotion of good practices and environmental standards.