Rita is a Junior Scientist at Ocean Predictions and Applications (OPA) division of CMCC Foundation.
She is the responsible of operational group working in the field of operational oceanography in the framework of several international/national projects.
She is the Mediterranean Sea MFC Service Manager Responsible and the Local Service Desk Responsible for Mediterranean and Black Sea MFC for Copernicus Marine Service. She is the Project Manager for CMCC of ETC/ICM project of the European Environment Agency and DeFishGear projects and the Scientific Responsible for CMCC for EMODnet MedSea Checkpoint project.
She is a lecturer in “Applications and Services in Operational Oceanography” at University of Malta for the Master of Science in Applied Oceanography.
She joined to different oceanographic research cruises in order to collect marine observational data.
She holds a M.Sc. degree in “Marine Environmental Sciences and Oceanography” from Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, and, in 2012, she obtained a Ph.D. degree in “Science and management of climate change” from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, discussing a thesis on the analysis of the Atlantic Ocean circulation in response to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration.