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Dr Simon Marsland

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Senior Principal Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/M/S/Simon-Marsland

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ASPENDALE VIC 3195 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Dr Simon Marsland obtained a BSc (Honours 1A) in Mathematics at Deakin University, Australia, in 1993, and a PhD in Science (Coupled Ocean and Sea-ice Modelling in the Southern Ocean) through the University of Tasmania and Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre in 1999. He has expertise in all aspects of global ocean climate modelling. He was responsible for development of the ocean component of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator Climate Model (ACCESS-CM) delivery to the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) Climate Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5), and actively involved in Australia’s ongoing coupled model development for CMIP6. Marsland had 4 years postdoctoral experience at the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany, in the team developing the ocean component of the 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 Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS), as a Partner Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX), and as an Adjunct Associate Professor within the University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). He has knowledge in all aspects of coupled climate modelling. Marsland is a member of the WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling (2015-19), was a member of the WCRP/CLIVAR Working Group on Ocean Model Development (2010-2014), is Co-Chair of the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (2015-19), and a member of the WCRP Climate Model Metrics Panel (2012+). Marsland is team leader of the CSIRO Climate Science Centre ACCESS Coupled Climate Modelling Team and is Lead Chief Investigator of the Australian National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Earth Systems and Climate Change (ESCC) Hub Project 2.1: “Preparing ACCESS for CMIP6”. He will serve as a Review Editor for the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR6) Chapter 9: “Oceans, cryosphere and sea level”.

Current Roles

  • Hub Leader
    National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Climate Systems Hub

  • Partner Investigator
    Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX)

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
    Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania

  • Member
    World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM)

  • Emeritus
    World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel

  • Review Editor
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR6) Chapter 9: “Oceans, cryosphere and sea level

Academic Qualifications

  • 1999

    PhD (Science)
    Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies; and, Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, University of Tasmania, Australia

  • 1993

    B.Sc., Honours 1A (Mathematics)
    Department of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University, Australia

  • 1992

    B.Sc. (Mathematics)
    Department of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University, Australia

Professional Experiences

  • 2007-2012

    ACCESS Ocean Modeller
    CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

  • 2005-2007

    Ocean Circulation Modeller
    Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Australia; Climate Variability and Change Program

  • 2003-2005

    CSIRO Complex Systems Southern Ocean Postdoctoral Fellow
    CSIRO Marine Research, Hobart, Australia

  • 1999-2002

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany

Achievements and Awards

  • 26/02/2016

    Hero of the Week
    Aspendale Social Club

  • 2013

    CSIRO Medal for Science Excellence (ACCESS Team)
    CSIRO

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2012-+

    Workplace Delegate; CSIRO Staff Association, Community and Public Sector Union

  • 2011-2011

    Scientists in Schools, Aspendale Primary School

  • 2009-2009

    Scientists in Schools, Brentwood Park Primary School