Date of birth: 22 February 1956 , Bologna
Departiment of Physics and Astronomy, Environmental Sciences,
University of Bologna
Via S. Alberto, 163
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
Via A.Moro 44
Tel: +39 051 – 3782624
1976-1980: Laurea in Physics, Bologna University , 110/110 cum
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,
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,
1992,1993,1994,1997,1998,1999,2001 Visiting scientist at the
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder,
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
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
2006-2009 Member of the Space Advisory Group, European FP7 Space
2004-2010 Director of the “National Group for Operational
2007-2009 Member of the European Environmental Agency Scientific
2006-2009 Member of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Bologna
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
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.
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