Gian Gabriele Ori

Chief Scientist



Gian Gabriele Ori is Professore Ordinario (Full Professor) of Geology at the Universita’ d’Annunzio (Pescara, Italy) and Director of the International Research School of Planetary Sciences. Ori is a sedimentary geologist with interest in large scale depositional systems on the Earth, Mars and Titan. He is interested in planetary analogues and pursue field research in Africa and Polar areas. Gian is also interested in the geology of Moon and Venus and he is involved in several missions including Mars Express, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Cassini, ExoMars and Mars Sample Return. He has been involved in several committee for planetary exploration including the Executive Committee of the NASA Mars Exploration Program Advisory Group.



International Research School of Planetary Sciences

Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio"

Viale Pindaro, 42 Pescara (PE) 65127


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