Angelo Maggiore is a marine environmental scientist. Since 2014 he is working as Scientific Officer in the Scientific Committee and Emerging Risks Unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He is currently involved in a 4-year project on risk characterization of ciguatera food poisoning in the EU and has coordinated a project on cyanobacteria toxins in food. He has supported the EFSA Scientific Committee in the development of the Guidance to develop specific protection goals options for environmental risk assessment at EFSA, in relation to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In the past he has worked at the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki in the field of environmental hazard classification, supporting the Risk Assessment Committee in issuing opinions on proposals for harmonised classification and labelling.
At the Italian Environmental Protection Agency, he has worked as environmental damage assessor, providing technical support to the Ministry of the Environment in actions of compensation in cases of damage on different environmental resources.
At the beginning of his career, he worked as oceanographer at the Imperial College in London and at the National Research centre in Bologna, modelling the ocean circulation under different meteorological forcing conditions and simulating plankton patchiness.