Director of the Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division at Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
Simona is a physical oceanographer with more than 20 years of experience in ocean modeling and data assimilation and joined OceanPredict in 2021 as an Operational Oceanography Expert. Her main activity in the past brought to the development of one of the global reanalysis systems provided by the Copernicus Marine Service and is now currently supervising the team developing the global and Mediterranean ocean prediction systems at CMCC.
Simona holds a PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University. Her experience includes teaching activity at the graduate level at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and at the University of Bologna. She is a member of the Italian Oceanographic Commission (Italian IOC-UNESCO), and of the Scientific Board of Mercator Ocean International.