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Nadia Pinardi


Department of Physics and Astronomy

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

Coordinator of PhD Programme of Geophysics

Curriculum vitae

Personal Details

Date of birth: 22 February 1956 , Bologna

Nationality: Italian


Departiment of Physics and Astronomy, Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna

Via S. Alberto, 163

48123 Ravenna

Tel.: +39-0544-937.332

Fax  +39-0544-937.323



Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

Via A.Moro 44

40127 Bologna

Tel: +39 051 – 3782624


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

1981-1993: 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

1999-now Associate Professor of Physical Oceanography at University of Bologna, Dept. of Environmental Sciences.

2001-now Associate researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)

2000-2003 Associate researcher at Istituto Geologia Marina-CNR, Bologna

1994-1999 Lecturer of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics at the University of Bologna, Italy

1987-1999 Research scientist at IMGA-CNR, Bologna, Italy

US Professional Experiences

2012-2014: 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, international and advisory committees

2012-2017 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

2004-2010 Director of  the “National Group for Operational Oceanography”, INGV.

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.

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

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

2017-2020: Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans

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