Michela Vellico is one of the two Italian delegates in the ECCSEL ERIC General Assembly, where she is also co-vice chair. She is the coordinator of the ECCSEL Italian National Node and collaborates with the ECCSEL Operations Centre as an in-kind contributor. Her main tasks are facilities management, international relations, capacity building, and communication. She has been working for OGS since 2003, where she has been OGS project manager of some European projects related to CCS. She is an Environmental Engineer, with a PhD in Applied Geophysics and Hydraulics, an executive Master in Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer and an executive Master in Management of Research Infrastructures.