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Schroeder Katrin

Schroeder Katrin

Fixed-term contract as a Researcher at ISMAR La Spezia since 2006. Permanent position at ISMAR Venice since 2011.
Laurea cum laude in Environmental Sciences (2003), University of Venice
PhD in Environmental Sciences (2008) at the University of Venice
Research Grant at ENEA-Marine Environment Research Centre (La Spezia), 2004-2006
Visiting Scientist at National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton (UK), 2008

Istituto di Scienze Marine / Arsenale - Tesa 104, Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venezia, Italy

Phone +39 041 2407946


Katrin Schroeder major research interests are experimental studies in physical oceanography, mainly of the deep waters in the Mediterranean Sea. In particular, her research is focused on (a) dynamic processes influencing the water mass characteristics and distribution, (b) interannual variability of the physical and biogeochemical properties of mediterranean water masses, (c) mass, salt, heat and nutrient exchanges through the channels of Sicily and Corsica, (d) the propagation of perturbations from the eastern to the western Mediterranean and their influence on dense water formation processes, the driving force of the mediterraenan thermohaline circulation.

  • Participated to 13 scientific cruises between 2005 and 2010 on vessels owned by the CNR (RV URANIA), the Hydrographic Institute of the Italian Navy (RV ARETUSA) and the NATO Undersea Research Centre-NURC (NRV ALLIANCE) in wide parts of the western and eastern Mediterranean Sea.
  • Task Team Leader of the HYMEX Group “Sounding the ocean – Circulation”
  • Involved in a series of national and international research projects as MEDCLIVAR “Mediterranean CLImate VARiability and Predictability”, HyMeX “HYdrological cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment”, PERSEUS “Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern EUropean Seas ", EUROFLEETS “Towards an Alliance of European Research Fleets”, TOSCA “Tracking Oil Spills and Coastal Awareness network”, JERICO “Towards a joint European Research Infrastructure Network for coastal observatories”.
  • Reviewer for the scientific journals Deep Sea Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Marine Systems, Ocean Sciences, Journal of Geophysical Research, Continental and Shelf Research, Climate Dynamics, Ciencia Marina, Scientia Marina, International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Climate.

She authored or coauthored 13 scientific papers ISI, 2 monographs articles, 1 book chapter and more than 60 congress presentations, some of them on invitation.

  • Schroeder K., A. C. Haza, A. Griffa, T. M. Özgökmen, P. M. Poulain, R. Gerin, G. Peggion, M. Rixen, 2011. Relative dispersion in the Liguro-Provencal basin: from sub-mesoscale to mesoscale. Deep Sea Research, Part I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2010.11.004.

  • Schroeder K., Josey S.A., Herrmann M., Grignon L., Gasparini G.P., Bryden H.L., 2010. Abrupt warming and salting of the Western Mediterranean Deep Water after 2005: atmospheric forcings and lateral advection. J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2009JC005749.

  • Sparnocchia S., Gasparini G.P., Schroeder K., Borghini M., 2011. Oceanographic conditions in the NEMO region during KM3NeT project (April 2006 - May 2009). Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A, doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.231.

  • Grignon L., Smeed D., Bryden H.L., Schroeder K., 2010. Importance of the variability of hydrographic preconditioning for deep convection in the Gulf of Lions, NW Mediterranean. Ocean Sci., 6, 573–586, doi:10.5194/os-6-573-2010.

  • Vetrano A., Napolitano E., Iacono R., Schroeder K., Gasparini G.P., 2010. Tyrrhenian Sea Circulation and water mass fluxes in spring 2004: observations and model results. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JC005680.

  • Schroeder K., Gasparini G.P., Borghini M., Cerrati G., Delfanti R., 2010. Biogeochemical tracers and fluxes in the Western Mediterranean Sea, spring 2005. Journal of Marine Systems 80: 8-24, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.08.002.

  • Bo M., M. Bertolini, M. Borghini, M. Castellano, A. Covazzi Harriague, C.G. Di Camillo, G.P. Gasparini, C. Misic, P. Povero, A. Pusceddu, K. Schroeder, G. Bavestrello, 2011. Characteristics of the Mesophotic Megabenthic Assemblages of the Vercelli Seamount (North Tyrrhenian Sea). PLoS ONE 6(2): e16357. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016357.

  • Schroeder K., Gasparini G.P., Borghini M., Ribotti A., 2009. Experimental evidences of the recent abrupt changes in the deep Western Mediterranean Sea. In: Dynamics of Mediterranean Deep Waters, CIESM Workshop Monographs, n. 38, Qwara, Malta.

  • Budillon G., Gasparini G.P., Schroeder K., 2009. Persistence of an Eddy Signature in the Central Tyrrhenian Basin. Deep Sea Research, Part II, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.07.027.

  • Schroeder K., Ribotti A., Borghini M., Sorgente R., Perilli A., Gasparini G.P., 2008. An extensive Western Mediterranean Deep Water Renewal between 2004 and 2006. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L18605, doi: 10.1029/2008GL035146.

  • Schroeder K., Taillandier V., Vetrano A., Gasparini G.P., 2008. The circulation of the Western Mediterranean Sea in spring 2005 as inferred from observations and from model outputs. Deep Sea Research, Part I, 55, 947-965.

  • Schroeder K., Borghini M., Cerrati G., Difesca V., Delfanti R., Santinelli C., Gasparini G.P., 2008. Multiparametric Mixing Analysis of the Deep Waters in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Chemistry and Ecology, 24(1), 47-56.

  • Gasparini G.P., Bonanno A., Zgozi S., Basilone G., Borghini M., Buscaino G., Cutitta A., Essarbout N., Mazzola S., Patti B., Ramadan A.B., Schroeder K., Bahri T., Massa F., 2008. Evidence of a dense water vein along the Libyan continental margin. Annales Geophysicae, 26, 1-6.

  • Gasparini G.P., Schroeder K., Sparnocchia S., 2008. Straits and Channels as key regions of an integrated marine observatory of the Mediterranean: our experience on their long-term monitoring. In: Towards Integrated Mediterranean Marine Observatories, CIESM Workshop Monographs, n.° 34, 75-79.

  • Schroeder K., Gasparini G.P., Tangherlini M., Astraldi M., 2006. Deep and Intermediate Water in the Western Mediterranean under the influence of the Eastern Mediterranean Transient. Geophys. Res. Lett. 33, doi: 10.1028/2006GL02712.

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