Michel Rixen

NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), Italy

Michel Rixen received M.S. degrees in computer science (1991), oceanography (1995), applied mathematics (1996), and environmental sciences (1997), a professorship accreditation (1995), and a Ph.D. degree in physics (oceanography) (1999), all from the University of Liège, Belgium. He was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship by the European Union to conduct research at the Southampton Oceanography Centre from 2001 to 2003 and joined the NATO Undersea Research Centre in La Spezia in 2003 as a senior scientist. In 2007, he was promoted to a managerial position, as the Head of the Environmental Program at NURC. His research interest and expertise is focused on operational oceanography and marine meteorology, climate change, remote sensing and underwater robotics, ensemble modeling, data analysis and assimilation, uncertainties, and artificial intelligence. He has been a PI of numerous NATO, EC, and ESA projects and a scientist in charge of several interdisciplinary experiments at sea. He served as an expert for the United Nations IOC/IODE and UNEP/WMO IPCC, the European Commission 6th and 7th Framework Program, the Belgian National Science Foundation, the United Kingdom/NERC, and the Israel Science Foundation. He has published 4 special issues of the Journal of Marine Systems as a Guest Editor and more than 50 peer-reviewed papers, one of which in Nature. He has been organizing and chairing many international scientific conferences. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Operational Oceanography and EGU Secretary of Operational Oceanography.

Biography Updated on 11 July 2010

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