Nadia PinardiUniversity of Bologna - Blue Planet Economy Expoforum
Nadia Pinardi
Professor, University of Bologna
Nadia Pinardi

Nadia Pinardi was elected in 2019 as vice-president of the World Meterological Organization (WMO) Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems (INFCOM) and from 2012 to 2019 she was co-president of the Joint Committee for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of UNESCO-IOC and WMO.

Nadia Pinardi is full professor of oceanography at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy). Her area of expertise is open ocean and coastal observing and forecasting as well as forecast applications for contaminant dispersion at sea and ship routing optimization. She is Member of the Strategic Board of the Italian “Centro euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)” where she coordinates the operational ocean forecasting and local earth system climate downscaling activities. She is Chair of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development endorsed Program CoastPredict.

2007: European Geophysical Union (EGU) Fridtjof Nansen Medal for Oceanography (
2008: UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Roger Revelle Medal.
2015: Italian Republic Honors “Commendatore Ordine al merito della Repubblica italiana”- for her scientific contribution in strategic fields for the sustainable development such as oceanography and climatology
2017: Laurea Honoris Causa for Operational Oceanography at the University of Liege, Belgium.

Editorial Activities
2017-2023: Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans