About me

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).

Research interests

  • 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

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My Family

From left: Edward, Elena, Charles, Jacqueline and I (Dec 2018)

My favourite aphorisms

It’s a wasted life I fear … not death – Lorenzo de’ Medici

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 the sea cannot be seen there …’) – Claudio Baglioni, from song ‘Noi no’