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Dr. Rosalia Santoleri

Arsenale - Tesa 104, Castello 2737/F
30122 Venezia, Italy

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Phone: +39 041-2407-911 e +39 06-4993-4346

Fax:  +39 041 2407930

Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Research Director of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISMAR). She is a physical Oceanographer with more than 35 years of experience in ocean dynamics, physical-biological interaction, satellite oceanography, operational oceanography, climate variability, air-sea interaction. In the 1980s she bet on the potential of using satellites to monitor the marine ecosystem and started satellite oceanography activity in Italy. She has contributed with a leadership role to the European effort in the field of operational oceanography, participating in the design, development and implementation of the European Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). She coordinated several national and international projects. President of the Italian Oceanographic Commission (COI), National body of the UNESCO-IOC. COI coordinates at national level the UNESCO-IOC activities and programs. She has been member of GEO Board, EuroGOOS Board and at the present she is member of the IOC Executive Council. She is author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications.

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