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Dr Beatriz Peña-Molino is a physical oceanographer in the Climate Science Centre (O&A) with interests in ocean dynamics and the role of the ocean in climate. In her work she explores the tropical ocean, through the mid-latitudes, and to the polar systems.

Prior to joining CSIRO she completed a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program (USA). In 2011 Dr Peña-Molino came to Australia and joined the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC). In 2017 Bea joined CSIRO, where she continues her work in the Southern Ocean and also works to understand the role of the tropical Indo-Pacific ocean in the regional and global climate. In her work Bea combines in situ and remote observations with models.

Current Roles

  • IMOS Blue Water and Climate node leader
    Liaising between the Blue water and Climate community and the IMOS office and providing scientific advise to the IMOS office

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003

    Batchelor's degree in Oceanography
    Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

  • 2010

    PhD in Physical Oceanography
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods hole Oceanographic Institution

Achievements and Awards

  • 2003-2003

    National Graduation Award
    Spanish Government

  • 2004-2006

    MIT Presidential Fellowship
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology