Davide Poletto holds a European doctorate in Sustainable Development Governance Affairs from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (Italy). He has been collaborating with various national and international institutions, organizations, and scientific networks. He served UNESCO for 12 years as consultant/programme/project Officer in Science, focusing on scientific cooperation in Europe and South-East Europe. He has been the promoter of innovative trainings, activities, and operational solutions applied to DRM, sustainable energy, and open science by leveraging on several European Research and Innovation Projects and using UNESCO designated sites as laboratories for innovation. He currently serves as an international consultant and as an active environmental campaigner being the Executive Director of Venice Lagoon Plastic Free. He is part of the team of the H2020 RELIANCE project under Alpha consult UK, leading the task “Epistemic community networking and capacity building” in cooperation with Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Centre (PSNC), CNR-ISMAR, The University of Oslo and INGV in Rome.