Dorotea Iovino leads the research activities of the Ocean and Sea-Ice Modelling group since 2015. 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.
She 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).
For the last 15 years, she has coordinated and been involved in several international and national scientific projects, working on ocean and sea ice modelling, both on the technical and scientific aspects, with particular interest in the high-resolution ocean/sea ice modelling. Since 2017, she is a member of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Regional Panel (NORP). Since 2020, she is a member of the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP). She collaborates with the NEMO System in developing the model system, as CMCC expert and as member of the NEMO sea ice Working Group.
She has taught as contract lecturer in the Ph.D. programmes in Science and Management of Climate Change and Polar Science at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and in the Ph.D. programme Future Earth, Climate Change and Societal Challenge at the University of Bologna.
- The Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone and Pack Ice Area in CMEMS GREP Ensemble Reanalysis Product
- CMIP6 simulations with the CMCC Earth System Model (CMCC-ESM2)
- Summertime sea-ice prediction in the Weddell Sea improved by sea-ice thickness initialization
- 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