Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV, Bologna, Italy) since April 2011, Ph.D. in Environmental Science with main focus on statistical data analysis, in situ data quality control, mapping techniques, model validation and ocean monitoring indicators. She has experience on coastal modelling, regional reanalysis, climatologies and data management. She participated to several EU-Projects such as SeaDataNet I and II, MyOcean, SeaDataCloud and the Copernicus Marine Service (phase I) as responsible for the Mediterranean Monitoring and Forecasting Center of multi-year products’ cross cutting activities and contributing to the Copernicus Ocean State Report. In SeaDataNet and SeaDataCloud projects she coordinated the quality assurance activities of temperature and salinity data, the release of derived aggregated datasets and climatologies for all EU marginal seas. Scientific manager of the EMODnet MedSea Checkpoint project, dedicated to the assessment of the adequacy of the observing system at the Mediterranean basin scale. She is currently involved in important EU projects dedicated to the developments of the European Open Science Cloud services in the marine domain, such as FAIR-EASE and Blue Cloud 2026. In Blue Cloud 2026 she coordinates the Physical Workbench task. She promotes open data practices within the EMODnet Data Ingestion project to facilitate data sharing in the marine domain. Topical Editor (Ocean) for the Earth System Science Data (ESSD) Journal since October 2021.
Mike Smit is the Deputy Scientific Director for the Ocean Frontier Institute, and the PI for the Atlantic Regional Association of the Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System. He is a Professor and Acting Dean in the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, where he studies how information systems can benefit people, organizations, and society, while also mitigating risks emerging technology poses. His work on research data management brought him to oceans data early in his career. He has published in a wide variety of disciplines thanks to a broad set of collaborations, and has received various research, service, and teaching awards.
Adeline Souf is the Head of Division Prospective and European Affairs at Shom (French oceanographic and hydrographic services) .
With a degree in Offshore and Ocean Technologies (Opt. Renewable energy), MSc. from Cranfield University (UK) and an Engineering diploma in Geology, Unilasalle (Fr), she has been working for more than 5 yrs in the offshore wind farms industry in France and in the UK to model the ground and locate wind turbines considering geohazards at EDF Renewables. She then has been a project officer for funding marine natural resources projects, especially in projects related to marine research vessels, plastic litters and fishing harbors in Indonesia and France at AFD (French Development Agency).
She joined Shom as the head of the Maritime Spatial Planning unit in 2021 overviewing several projects cofunded by the EU with specific focus to better integrate navigation safety stakes while making MSP plans and strengthen data standardisation and completeness during the process in coordination with the State Secretariate of the Sea and the French General Secretariate of the Sea. Now head of prospective and european affairs unit she aims at facilitating IHO (International Hydrography Organisation) and EU Commission network as well as being the point of contact for DG MARE.