Marcello Moretti is a former officer of the Italian Navy, where he served from 1981 to 2003, serving on board of several warships and in naval and defence intelligence services.
He has been working on imagery and intelligence analysis since 1994 at operational and strategic levels.
He joined European Union Satellite Centre in 2003, as Data Manager, responsible for the imagery and collateral data acquisition and management.
From 2011 he works in the Operation Division as Operations Manager, assuming responsibility for the management of information requests and the validation of the resulting intelligence products.
During this period, he has assumed leadership of the operational activities of the Copernicus External Action Service, as well as support to EU Missions Atalanta and Sophia, and international organisations such as UN and OPCW.