Roberto Danovaro is Professor of Marine Ecology at the Polytechnic University of Marche. President of the Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn” (National Institute of Marine Biology Ecology and Biotechnologies) from 2013 to 2022. Past president of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE), of the Italian Society of Limnology and Oceanography (AIOL) and of the European Federation of Scientific Societies (EFMS). President of the Scientific Council of WWF Italy. Member of several international panels (IUCN, UNEP). Member of the EU Academy of Science and of the Academia Europaea (London). Editor in Chief of Marine Ecology (Wiley) and Chemistry & Ecology (T&F). Coordinator of several EU and international projects. He received the Prize BMC Biology (London, 2010), the Award of French Society of Oceanography (2011), and the ENI Award “Protection of the Environment” (2013). Authors of >500 scientific articles and 3 books, his research interests are focused on deep-sea ecosystems and the impacts on global climate change on marine life. According to ExpertScape he has been the most influential World Scientist in the Category “Ocean and Seas” for the decade 2010-2020.