Rosalia Santoleri, Research Director at CNR (Italian National Research Council) and Head of the Ocean Satellite monitoring and marine ecosystem studies group (GOS). Physical oceanographer at CNR since 1984 Her skill in research are mainly focused on operational oceanography, climate variability marine circulation, physical-biological interaction, remote sensing, satellite oceanography, air-sea interaction, satellite and model data qualification and validation. Her main field of interest is satellite oceanography using active and passive sensors (SST, ocean colour, altimetry, passive microwave). Since 1999 she is also strongly involved in European operational oceanography effort. On this regards she has contribute to the development and implementation of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) that is providing observations and forecasts for the global ocean and for the European Seas. She is leading the CMEMS Ocean Colour Centre and contributing to the Sea Surface Temperature Center. She is President of the Italian Oceanographic Commission the National body of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, Member IOC Executive Committee, Member of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Steering Committee, She also Member of several international science team for satellite mission/products such as IOCCG, GHRSST. PI in several Italian and European research projects. Author or co-author of more than 100 publications in the internationally referred literature, reference books.
My best professional achievement:
The development of satellite oceanography in Italy and the Mediterranean satellite operational observing system providing Near Real Time SST and ocean colour products
My best personal achievement:
Having a daughter to transfer my passions, feeling and dreams