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Nadia Pinardi

Full Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Academic discipline: GEO/12 Oceanography and Physics of the Atmosphere

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Geophysics

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Future Earth, Climate Change and Societal Challenges

Curriculum vitae


Personal Details

Date of birth: 22 February 1956 , Bologna

Nationality: Italian


1976-1980: Laurea in Physics, Bologna University , 110/110 cum laude.

1981-1983: Master in Applied Physics, Harvard University , Cambridge , U.S.A.

1983-1985: Ph.D. in Applied Physics (Physical Oceanography), Harvard University , Cambridge , U.S.A.

Italian Professional Experiences

2018-2022     Coordinator of the University of Bologna PhD program “Future Earth, Climate Change and societal Challenges”

2016-2021     Coordinator of University of Bologna PhD program in “Geophysics”

2018-today     Full Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Bologna, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

1999- 2018      Associate Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Bologna, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

2015-today       Member of the Strategic Board of the Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

2007-present    Associate researcher (scientific affiliation) at Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)

2004-2013         Director of the National Group of Operational Oceanography, INGV

2001-2017         Associate researcher (scientific affiliation) at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)

2000-2003         Associate researcher (scientific affiliation) at Istituto Geologia Marina-CNR, Bologna

1994-1998         Lecturer of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at the University of Bologna, Italy.

1986-1999         Research scientist at the Centro Nazionale Ricerche (CNR), Bologna.

US Professional Experiences

2012-2019: Visiting scientist at the University of Colorado, CIRES, Boulder, Colorado

2002-2012: Visiting scientist at the North West Research Associates, Colorado Research Associates (CoRA), Boulder, Colorado

1992,1993,1994,1997,1998,1999,2001 Visiting scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado

1992-1994 Visiting scientist at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA (part-time, 6 months in a year).

1986-1988 Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physical Oceanography, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, U.S.A. (6 months in a year)

National and international advisory committees

2021-2024 Member dell’Assemblea della Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l’UNESCO

2020 Member of the European Academy of Sciences

2019- 2023 Vice-Chair, World Meteorological Organization Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (Infrastructure Commission)

2019 Member of the evaluation Committee for the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemunde, DE

2019 International Member of the Gulf Of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI) Synthesis Workshop

2017-present Member of the Mercator Ocean International Management Board

2012-2019 Co-president of the Joint Committee for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (Joint WMO and IOC-Unesco Committee)

2008-2012 Member of the European Research Council, Committee for Earth Sciences

2006-2009 Member of the Space Advisory Group, European FP7 Space Programme

2007-2009 Member of the European Environmental Agency Scientific Steering Committee

2006-2009 Member of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Bologna University

2000-2007 Chair of EGU session: Mediterranean Sea: a laboratory for interdisciplinary studies and climate research

2006-2009 Member of the FP7 Space Advisory Group of the European Commission for the 7th Framework Programme

2006-2009 Member of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) Science Advisory Board.

2005-2008 Chairperson of the Mediterranean Operational Oceanography Network Member Assembly

2005-2008 Member of the Ruder Boskovic Institute (Croatia) Science Advisory Board

2004-2007 Italian Representative at the thirty-seventh Session of the IOC Executive Council

2000-2005 Member of the Coastal Ocean Observations Panel (COOP), Group under the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - UNESCO.

1997-2001Member of the GLOBEC International Scientific Steering Committee Member (Dr. R.Harris, chair)

1999-2006 Member of the European Space Agency's Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC).

2002-2006 External personality  of the administrative board of MERCATOR, France.


2007: European Geophysical Union (EGU) Fridtjof Nansen Medal for Oceanography

2008: UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Roger Revelle Medal

2015: Italian Republic Honors “Commendatore Ordine al merito della Repubblica italiana”- for her scientific contribution in strategic fields for the sustainable development such as oceanography and climatology

2017: Laurea Honoris Causa from the University of Liege, Belgium.

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Editorial activities

1999-2006: Topic Editor of Annales Geophysicae, EGU Journal, Ocean section.

2005-2017: Topic Editor of Ocean Sciences, EGU Journal

2007-2017: Associate editor of Journal of Operational Oceanography

2011-2017: Member of the Editorial Board of The Sea, Journal of Marine Research, Yale University

2012-2017: Topic Editor of Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, EGU Journal

2017-2023: Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans


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