Dr. Andrea Alessandri joined KNMI to fulfill his H2020-MSCA individual grant PROCEED. He has an interdisciplinary background and a wide experience in studying climate variability and predictability with particular focus on land surface/climate interactions and in modeling the Earth Climate System. He contributed in studying the couplings and climate feedbacks over transition zones between wet and dry climates such as the Euro-Mediterranean domain. He contributed to several international predictability efforts in the framework of the EU projects DEMETER [FP5, 2000-2003], MERSEA [FP5, 2004-2008], ENSEMBLES [FP6, 2004-2009], SPECS [FP7, 2012-2017] and the international project ISVHE [2009-2013]. His professional experience as an Earth Climate System modeler covers a wide range of studies with particular focus on land surface modeling, land/atmosphere coupling, boundary layer closure schemes, carbon cycle modeling and coupling techniques between different components of the Earth System. Since 2013 he is convenor at the EGU General Assembly of the session on “Land-climate interactions from models and observations: Implications from past to future climate” and since 2010 he is Editor for the EGU journal Earth System Dynamics (ESD). He served as contract professor in the PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change at University of Venezia - Ca Foscari: Earth System Dynamics class (2014-2016) and Biogeochemistry class (2007-2011).
The aim of PROCEED (PROCess-based sEamless development of useful Earth system predictions over land) is to achieve improved Earth system predictions on multiple time scales by filling the gap between the models used for short-term prediction (verification-based) and the latest developments in the Earth System Models (process-based).