Name: Dr Annarita Mariotti
Organisation: Director of the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) program, NOAA, USA
Dr Annarita Mariotti is the Director of the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) program, a leading research program of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aiming to advance Earth system monitoring, simulation and prediction. Her expertise and research interests in the Earth sciences field include R&D, science management and policy for practical societal applications.
Dr Mariotti is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) of the University of Maryland, USA. She is a leading scientist in the study of variability, predictability and change of the Euro-Mediterranean region water cycle. Her research explores the Earth’s water cycle and climate interactions considering the broad range of relevant processes and impacts. Her work also examines the impacts of climate variability on water resources, the ocean and land ecosystems, as well as the variability and predictability on seasonal to centennial time-scales, among other topics. Dr Mariotti has authored over 60 publications, including research papers in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and technical reports. Her research has contributed to the development of programs such as MedCLIVAR and HYMEX, and to the works of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).