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Expert in Water Resources from Snow; Meteorological Applications; Environmental Modelling and Monitoring

Expert ID: 729971 Austria

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Expert has worked extensively in Environmental modelling and monitoring, focusing on water resources from snow and the evolution of snow cover. His work includes the development of new algorithms for solar radiation on complex topography, new monitoring tools, the development and implementation of distributed energy balance models and the application of numerical weather prediction model outputs to the assessment of snow cover evolution and water resources on mountain ground.

He has published in international scientific journals and worked as senior postdoctoral researchers in some leading European universities, as well as at the Centre for snow research at Meteo France. This research work has been applied practically in cooperation with hydroelectric companies for the estimation of water resources for hydropower generation in the Swiss Alps.

Evaluation of water resources evolution from Alpine glaciers for The Grande Dixence - Hydro-Exploitation hydropower company


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1999 Degree: BSc Subject: Physical Geography Institution: University of Edinburgh
Year: 2002 Degree: PhD Subject: Glacio-meteorology Institution: University of Edinburgh

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Research Department: Responsibilities: Director of research and innovation
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: University of Innsbruck Title: Postdoctoral Researcher Department: Responsibilities: Andes Glaciers and water resources
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: Swiss Federal Innstitute of Technology ETH Title: Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Department: Responsibilities: Water resources from snow in the Swiss Alps, climate impacts, application to hydropower.
PI in AWAS project, Alpine Water resources.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: Meteo France, CEN Title: Postdoctoral Researcher Department: Responsibilities: Validation of snow transport model through snow monitoring techniques.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2003 Country / Region: France Summary: He was working for Meteo France at the Centre d'Etudes de la Neige on the validation of snow transport models to improve avalanche risk estimation
Years: 2003 to 2006 Country / Region: Switzerland Summary: Working at the Swiss Institute of Technology, Deprtament of Hydrology and Water Resources on the evolution of water resources from ice and snow cover in the Alps
Years: 2007 to 2009 Country / Region: Austria Summary: Working from the University of Innsbruck on the glaciers of the Andes

Career Accomplishments

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Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 12 scientific publications plus other related articles in the general press

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Organisation, Syllabus, and teaching for the Master in Hydrology ETH -EPFL, several years
Marketing Experience
Hydropower industry, evaluation and evolution of snow water resources
Other Relevant Experience
Development of new tools and algorithms for snow and surface monitoring, now widely used.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Cambridge Proficiency in English, BSc and PhD written in English, 8 years of residence in the UK
Spanish Native speaker of Spanish, familiar with South American Spanish
French One year of residence and work in France
Italian Converstational Italian

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