Fabio Venuti

Head of Cabinet
Office of the Director-General


Fabio Venuti supports and advises the Director General in matters related to ECMWF governance, strategic aspects, policies, coordination of committees and the effective interaction of the Senior Management Team. Fabio coordinates and manages strategic relationships with Member and Co-operating States, European and International organisations (WMO, EU, EUMETSAT, ESA, EUMETNET, NOAA, CMA, GEO…) and other major stakeholders on behalf of and in close cooperation with the Director General and the Senior Management Team.

Professional interests:
  • Evolution of the European Meteorological infrastructure
  • Development of the meteorological market
  • Development and use of weather products and services to increase socio-economic benefits
Career background:
  • Head of Cabinet, ECMWF, 2019-present
  • Leader of the Data Services Team, Forecast Department, ECMWF, 2011 - 2019
  • Analyst, Data Services Group, Operations Department, ECMWF, 2007 - 2011
  • Data Manager, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, 2003 - 2007
  • Research Assistant, Department of Information Science, City University, London, 2000 - 2003
  • Research Assistant, Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati, Trieste, 1999-2000
  1. F. Vitart, C. Ardilouze, A. Bonet, A. Brookshaw, M. Chen, C. Codorean, M. Déqué, L. Ferranti, E. Fucile, M. Fuentes, H. Hendon, J. Hodgson, H.-S. Kang, A. Kumar, H. Lin, G. Liu, X. Liu, P. Malguzzi, I. Mallas, M. Manoussakis, D. Mastrangelo, C. MacLachlan, P. McLean, A. Minami, R. Mladek, T. Nakazawa, S. Najm, Y. Nie, M. Rixen, A. W. Robertson, P. Ruti, C. Sun, Y. Takaya, M. Tolstykh, F. Venuti, D. Waliser, S. Woolnough, T. Wu, D.-J. Won, H. Xiao, R. Zaripov, and L. Zhang "The Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction (S2S) Project Database", BAMS 2016, BAMS-D-16-0017.1
  2. Wei Lu, Andrew MacFarlane, Fabio Venuti, Okapi-based XML indexing, ASLIB Proceedings, 61(5) 2009, pp. 483-499.
  3. Vignudelli S., Snaith H. M., Cipollini P., Venuti F., Lyard F., Cretaux  J. F., Bouffard J., Roblou L., Kostianoy A., Ginzburg A., Sheremet N., Kuzmina E., Lebedev S., Sirota A., Medvedev D., Khlebnikova S., Mamedov R., Ismatova K., Alyev A., Nabiyev T., ALTICORE – A Collaborative Experience in Exploring Coastal Altimetry in Mediterranean, Caspian, White and Barents Seas, Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting (OSTST) and Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) Symposium, Nice, France, November 10-15, 2008.
  4. Lebedev S., Sirota A., Medvedev D., Khlebnikova S., Vignudelli S., Snaith H. M., Cipollini P., Venuti F., Lyard F., Cretaux  J. F., Birol F., Bouffard J., Roblou L., Kostianoy A., Ginzburg A., Sheremet N., Kuzmina E., Mamedov R., Ismatova K., Alyev A., Mustafayev B., Exploiting satellite altimetry in coastal ocean through the ALTICORE project, Russian Journal of Earth Sciences, 10, ES1002, doi:10.2205/2007ES000262, 2007.
  5. Stefano Vignudelli, Helen M. Snaith, Florent Lyard, Paolo Cipollini, Fabio Venuti, Florence Birol, Jérôme Bouffard, Laurent Roblou, Satellite radar altimetry from open ocean to coasts: challenges and perspectives, SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing meeting, Goa, India, November 2006.
  6. Stefano Vignudelli, Paolo Cipollini, Helen M. Snaith, Fabio Venuti, Florent Lyard, Laurent Roblou, Andrey Kostianoy, Sergey Lebedev and Ramiz Mamedov, ALTICORE: an initiative for coastal altimetry, International workshop on coast and land applications of satellite altimetry (Poster Session), Beijing, China, July 2006.
  7. M. Karamuftuoglu, F. Venuti, Okapi in TIPS: The Changing Context of Information Retrieval, Proceedings of the Workshop on Personalization Techniques in Electronic Publishing on the Web: Trends and Perspectives, Malaga, Spain, 2002.
  8. G. Brajnik, S. Mizzaro, C. Tasso, F. Venuti, Strategic Help in User Interfaces for Information Retrieval, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 53(5) 2002, pp. 343-358.
  9. M. Karamuftuoglu, S. Jones, S. Robertson, F. Venuti, X. Wang, Challenges Posed by Web-Based Retrieval of Scientific Papers: Okapi participation in TIPS, Journal of Information Science, 28(1) 2002, pp.3-17.
  10. P. Parodi, R. Brancaleon, F. Venuti, G. Musso, V. Torre, Document Storage and Retrieval in a Neural Database, Proceedings of the DEXA 99 Conference and Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, Firenze, Italy, 1999.