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Dr Chaojiao Sun

Senior Research Scientist

https://people.csiro.au/S/C/Chaojiao-Sun

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BLDG 453 UWA, FAIRWAY
CRAWLEY WA 6009 AUSTRALIA

Biography

Chaojiao is the group leader of the Ocean Dynamics and Ecosystems Group in the Coasts and Ocean Research Program (COR) at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. Chaojiao completed a BSc (Hons) in Geophysics at University of Science and Technology of China, a PhD in Physical Oceanography at Oregon State University, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. At NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, she developed methods for assimilating satellite snow observations into a NASA catchment model, and for assimilating ocean observations into a global ocean model to improve seasonal prediction. Chaojiao has a wide range of research interests that revolve around understanding how ocean dynamics affects the climate and ecosystems and providing science-based solutions to support the blue economy. Since joining CSIRO in 2008, Chaojiao has worked on ocean climate downscaling using the high-resolution BLUELink OFAM model, ocean data assimilation to improve model prediction of upwelling, the WAMSI Dredging Science Node project on numerical modelling of dredge plumes, and developing an early warning system for harmful algal blooms. Her current research interests include the role of ocean currents and eddies in connectivity, and the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef. Chaojiao currently leads a collaborative project titled "A Forecasting System to Provide Early Warnings for Coastal Ecological Disasters (harmful algal blooms and harmful jellyfish blooms)" co-funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CSIRO. Chaojiao is a member of the Working Group of the CSIRO Digital Twin, Modelling and Simulation Cross Cutting Capabilities Community of Practice which promotes modelling synergies and develop new capabilities to empower the digital transformation across CSIRO.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1997

    PhD
    Oregon State University

  • 1988

    BSc
    University of Science and Technology of China

Professional Experiences

  • 2008-present

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

  • 2000-2008

    Researcher
    NASA

  • 1990-1997

    PhD graduate research assistant
    Oregon State University

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