Simona Masina, Ph.D. Princeton University, Director of the Institute on Earth System Predictions of the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation. Her scientific interests focus on the understanding of the ocean role in the global climatic system.
She has more than 20 years of experience in global ocean modelling and ocean data assimilation and has been involved in national and international projects with both scientific and coordination responsibilities. In 2014 she coordinated the first PRACE project awarded to CMCC to set up the basis of a NEMO based high-resolution ocean forecasting system which is now operational at CMCC.
She has to her credit more than 100 publications in international refereed journals.
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), member of the NEMO Steering Committee, member of the OceanPredict Science Team and chair of the Scientific Board of Mercator Ocean International.
- Bivariate sea-ice assimilation for global-ocean analysis-reanalysis
- Evaluation of the CMCC global eddying ocean model for the Ocean Model Intercomparison Project (OMIP2)
- Bivariate sea-ice assimilation for global-ocean analysis–reanalysis
- The dynamical role of upper layer salinity in the Mediterranean Sea
- Seasonal forecasting of subsurface marine heatwaves
- Computing marine plankton connectivity under thermal constraints
- Copernicus Ocean State Report, Issue 6
- Decadal Sea Ice Prediction in the West Antarctic Seas with Ocean and Sea Ice Initializations
- The bulk parameterizations of turbulent air–sea fluxes in NEMO4: the origin of sea surface temperature differences in a global model study
- Marine heat waves in the Mediterranean Sea: an assessment from the surface to the subsurface to meet national needs