Alberto provides strong worldwide leadership in the application of weather and climate information for society
Alberto has contributed to various climate-related scientific areas including data assimilation in oceanography, seasonal predictions, climate change impacts and the interaction between weather & climate and energy. He has also been pro-actively contributing to the promotion of weather & climate through the organisation of several capacity building activities and by co-founding a network of consultants (Climate-Insight) working in the Climate Risk Management sector and more recently the World Energy & Meteorology Council. Alberto’s key skills are: strategic planning, project management, scientific analysis and capacity building. Alberto holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh (UK).
- From meteorological observations to weather predictions to climate projections and their use for society, especially for the energy sector
- Climate change vulnerability and risk management
- Data Assimilation in Ocean/Coupled models
- Entropy production in the climate system
My favourite aphorisms
In medio stat virtus; ‘virtue stands in the middle’, ‘The Golden Mean’ — Aristotle
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt — Abraham Lincoln
I can resist anything but temptations — Oscar Wilde
Life is too important to be taken seriously — Oscar Wilde
Non scholae sed vitae discimus; ‘Not for school, but for life do we learn’ — Seneca, Epistulae 106.12
Cum grano salis; ‘with a grain of salt’; with caution or incredulity.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much — Oscar Wilde
Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte; ‘Forgive me for sending you this long letter: I did not have time to write you a shorter one’ — Blaise Pascal, Lettres Provinciales (1656-1657), n. 16
… e non vogliamo andare in paradiso se li’ non si vede il mare …; ‘ … we don’t want to go to heaven if we can’t see the sea from there …’ — Claudio Baglioni, Italian singer and song-writer, from song ‘Noi no’