Dr Simon Marsland

Pronunciation: (Pronunciation: sumimasen)

Research Team Leader


Dr Simon Marsland has expertise in all aspects of global ocean climate modelling. He was responsible for development of the ocean component of the the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator Climate Model (ACCESS-CM) delivery to the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Working Group on Coupled Modeling (WGCM) Climate Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5), and is actively involved in Australia’s ongoing coupled model development. Marsland also had 4 years postdoctoral experience in the team developing the ocean component of the German MPIOM-ECHAM5 submission to CMIP3, including first authorship on the seminal publication of the MPIOM ocean model. He has particular interests in both high latitude ocean-ice interactions and sea level rise. He collaborates widely, particularly through his affiliations within the Australian university research community as an Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science. He has knowledge in all aspects of coupled climate modeling. Marsland is the Australian member on the WCRP WGCM (2015-17), was a member of the WCRP/CLIVAR Working Group on Ocean Model Development (2009-2014), is Co-Chair of the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (2015-17), and is a member of the WCRP Climate Model Metrics Panel (2012+). Marsland is team leader of the CSIRO Earth System Assessment Program Ocean and Coupled Modelling Team.

Current Roles

  • Team Leader Ocean and Coupled Modelling; Earth System Modelling Group; Earth System Assessment Program; CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
  • Associate Investigator Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS)
  • University AssociateAntarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC), University of Tasmania
  • Co-ChairCLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel
  • MemberWorld Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM)
  • MemberWorld Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Climate Model Metrics Panel (WCMMP)

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Science)Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies; and, Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, University of Tasmania, Australia1999
  • B.Sc., Honours 1A (Mathematics)Department of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University, Australia1993
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics)Department of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University, Australia1992

Professional Experiences

  • ACCESS Ocean ModellerCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research2007 - 2014
  • Ocean Circulation ModellerAntarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Australia; Climate Variability and Change Program2005 - 2007
  • CSIRO Complex Systems Southern Ocean Postdoctoral Fellow CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart, Australia2003 - 2005
  • Postdoctoral Research ScientistMax-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany1999 - 2002

Achievements and Awards

  • Hero of the WeekAspendale Social Club26/02/2016
  • CSIRO Medal for Science Excellence (ACCESS Team)CSIRO2013

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • Workplace Delegate; CSIRO Staff Association, Community and Public Sector Union2012 - +
  • Scientists in Schools, Aspendale Primary School 2011 - 2011
  • Scientists in Schools, Brentwood Park Primary School 2009 - 2009

External Publications Lists

Google Scholar Simon Marsland
ORCID 0000-0002-5664-5276
Researcher ID A-1453-2012

Contact information


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