Dorotea Iovino holds a Ph.D. in physical oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen (Norway).
She expanded her knowledge and experience in polar oceanography and numerical modeling during the post-doctorate at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du climat: Expérimentation et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN) in Paris (France), and is currently a researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), in Bologna, where she coordinates the “Ocean and Sea Ice Modeling” group.
She is member of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Regional Panel (NORP). As NEMO Officer, she leads the CMCC effort within the NEMO System Team in developing the model system.
Her research is mainly aimed at the dynamics of the polar oceans (water mass transformation, dense water formation and its connection with the large-scale circulation; circulation in marginal seas), thermodynamic and dynamic sea ice processes, and the role of sea ice in climate variability.
Her activities at the present include high-resolution ocean modeling and improvements of numerical sea-ice models.
- Freshwater in the Arctic Ocean 2010–2019
- Evaluation of global ocean–sea-ice model simulations based on the experimental protocols of the Ocean Model Intercomparison Project phase 2 (OMIP-2)
- Interannual to decadal variability within and across the major Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems
- Drivers and impact of the seasonal variability of the organic carbon offshore transport in the Canary Upwelling System
- North Atlantic gyre circulation in PRIMAVERA models
- Impact of model resolution on Arctic sea ice and North Atlantic Ocean heat transport
- Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems response to different atmospheric forcing in a global eddy-permitting ocean model
- Observational Needs for Improving Ocean and Coupled Reanalysis, S2S Prediction, and Decadal Prediction
- Role of sea-ice initialization in climate predictability over the Weddell Sea
- Ocean Reanalyses: Recent Advances and Unsolved Challenges