Istituto di scienze marine (ISMAR)



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Rosalia Santoleri is a physical oceanographer. She has long experience on marine circulation, satellite oceanography and air-sea interaction of the Mediterranean Sea. Rosalia Santoleri main field of interest is satellite oceanography using active and passive sensors. She has a great experience in the combined use of in situ and satellite data to study the ocean dynamics. She has been involved in research on the variability of SST, sea level fields over the Mediterranean basin and on the study of the circulation at large scale and mesoscale. She conducted several studies on interaction between physical and biological processes, and on air-sea interaction phenomena, with special regard to the energy fluxes between atmosphere and ocean, to define their role in the climatic evolution of the Mediterranean area. Since 1999 she is also strongly involved in European operational oceanography effort. On this regards she is responsible of the developing and implementation of the GMES/Copernicus Ocean Colour Thematic Assembling Centre that is providing ocean colour satellite products for the global ocean and for the European Seas and responsible of the development of SST products for Mediterranean and Black Sea. In the 2012 she has been selected by IOC/WMO to be part of the GOOS Steering Committee which has the mandate of designing and implementation of the global observing system of the next 20 years. Since the 2014 she is President of the Italian Oceanographic Commission, National body of the Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.