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Gianni Pavan

  • Director of CIBRA, Researcher, Professor of "Bioacoustics" and "Ecology"
  • Universita degli Studi di Pavia Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e dell Ambiente
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Gianni Pavan (1960) is Professor of "Bioacoutics" at the University of Pavia, Italy. He is President of the “Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali” he contributed to create in 1989 to develop advanced bioacoustic research based on digital techniques. He started to work on computational bioacoustics in 1980. His main research interests are on marine mammals acoustics, the impact of underwater noise on marine mammals, and terrestrial soundscapes. Cooperates with ONR, NATO, WHOI, IT Navy and other institutions worldwide to study marine mammals. He developed and maintains the SeaPro package for real-time sound analysis and spectral display; he also designed the underwater equipment (various types of towed arrays and analysis instruments) used for marine mammals surveys based on either small boats and oceanographic ships (ONR Awards). He manages the Italian National Strandings Online Databank created in 2007 with grants from the Italian Ministry of the Environment. Cooperates with ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS for the conservation of marine mammals and the reduction of the impact of underwater noise. Recently he started a project for monitoring Soundscapes of protected habitats in Italy. He organized several international conferences on Bioacoustics (Erice 1994, IBAC 1996-2001-2007, DCL 2009, Erice 2013). For more info visit and

Recent publications

  • Continuous monitoring of noise levels in the Gulf of Catania (Ionian Sea). Study of correlation with ship traffic

    • Viola S
    • Grammauta R
    • Sciacca V
    • et al.
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  • Shipping noise and seismic airgun surveys in the Ionian Sea: Potential impact on Mediterranean fin whale

    • Sciacca V
    • Viola S
    • Pulvirenti S
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Director of CIBRA, Researcher, Professor of "Bioacoustics" and "Ecology"

University of Pavia Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

April 2006 - Present

Associate Researcher


December 2004 - Present

Member of the Scientific Committee

CIBRA - Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali, University of Pavia, Italy

January 1995 - April 2006(11 years)

Researcher, Professor of Ecology

IUAV University

December 1994 - March 2006(11 years)

Assistant, Contract Technician

CIBRA - Centro Interdisciplinare di Bioacustica e Ricerche Ambientali, University of Pavia, Italy

January 1990 - December 1994(5 years)


Institute of Entomology, University of Pavia

January 1984 - December 1989(6 years)


Master Degree in Nature Sciences

University of Pavia, Italy

September 1978 - December 1983(5 years)


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