Prof. Alberto Troccoli is the co-founder and Managing Director of WEMC. With over 25 years of experience in the fields of meteorology and climate, and their applications to society, particularly for the energy sector.
His career includes time at several leading institutions such as NASA, ECMWF (UK), the University of Reading (UK) and CSIRO (Australia). In addition, he has published extensively and is also the chief editor and an author of four books: Seasonal Climate: Forecasting and Managing Risk (2008), Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry (2009), Weather Matters for Energy (2014), and the popular Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry (2018). Moreover, he is the main author of the UN-led Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Energy Sector implementation plan and is regularly invited to give international talks on energy and climate.
In the past he has taken the lead in a number of projects and capacity-building activities, particularly in the area of meteorology and energy, such as the multi-million € EU H2020 project The Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Integrated Risk Management (SECLI-FIRM). His current ventures include the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Energy operational and launch and management of Teal. He is also the convener of the International Conference of Energy & Meteorology and a founder and CEO of the start up Inside Climate Service.
Alberto holds a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Edinburgh (UK).