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, he has more recently been exploring their applications in 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. His current ventures include the EU H2020 project The Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Integrated Risk Management (SECLI-FIRM) project, as well as the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Energy operational and the Educational demo projects. He is also the convener of the International Conference of Energy & Meteorology.
Alberto holds a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Edinburgh (UK).