Ronan is a post-doctoral researcher working on validation and applications of state-of-the-art seasonal forecasting systems and ocean models.
In 2019, Ronan obtained his PhD in Physical Oceanography with a thesis on ocean current transport, floating plastic and Lagrangian analysis techniques. He took this research to a wide public audience through magazine articles, exhibitions and school talks.
Since moving to the CMCC in 2019, he has driven progress in the validation of essential ocean variables (e.g., heat content and sea level) in seasonal forecasting systems. Within the EuroSea project, he is developing new forecast indicators of extreme events such as marine heat waves in the Mediterranean Sea. He is also responsible for stakeholder-engagement strategies which will help create user-defined forecast products.
Ronan also contributes to the AtlantECO project with a study of ecosystem stressors in the CMCC’s high-resolution physical ocean model (GLOB16). He is an Early-Stage Researcher representative for the project.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0883-9014