Continua il ciclo di seminari “Environmental Meteorology Seminars” con il contributo di Alberto Troccoli (World Energy and Meteorology Council) intitolato “Want to make a practical impact on society using your meteorological knowledge?”
Il seminario si terrà giovedì 6 ottobre alle 14:30 ora locale, in presenza al Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Meccanica dell’Università di Trento, Via Mesiano 77 38123 Trento, aula 2Q, e contemporaneamente online al seguente indirizzo: https://unitn.zoom.us/j/88007769188 (Meeting ID: 880 0776 9188, Passcode: 000848)
Abstract Opportunities for applying your meteorology knowledge abound these days, and are likely going to increase, so your MSc choice is a very good one. However, especially considering the urgency of the climate problem, where are your skills better spent? But more importantly what are you interested in. In this presentation I’ll discuss various options for a highly satisfying career as a meteorologist (so in either weather or climate, or both) but with emphasis on pursuing a path on practical applications/service provision. One of the appealing aspects of such a path is that you can experience first hand how ‘meteorology’ can make a difference in real life situations. In doing so I’ll draw parallels from my own path, which was initially focused on more fundamental science but then shifted to a main focus on applications/service provision, including with a strong interaction with users of meteorology. Bio: Prof. Alberto Troccoli is the co-founder and Managing Director of the World Energy and Meteorology Council (WEMC) and a visiting professor at the University of East Anglia (UK). He has over 25 years of experience in the fields of meteorology and climate, and in the last 10+ years has been exploring their applications in the energy, and other, sectors. His career includes time at several leading institutions such as NASA, ECMWF (UK), the University of Reading (UK) and CSIRO (Australia). He is the main author of the UN-led Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Energy Sector implementation plan and the leader of the C3S Energy operational service. In addition, he has published extensively and is also the chief editor and an author of four books. Recently, he has led the development of the Teal tool (tealtool.earth), a user-friendly free interactive visualisation tool which allows global historical climate and carbon emissions data (and soon climate projections too) to be easily visualised, understandable and accessible. Its design is distinctive and modern incorporating the teal colour that gives the tool its name. It is conceived to both raise awareness about our changing climate and to be used to assist with decision making by the industry and policy makers. Alberto holds a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Edinburgh (UK).