Copernicus ECMWF Climate Change Service, Seasonal Forecast Team Leader
Dr Anca Brookshaw works for the Copernicus Climate Change Service, operated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), where she leads a team of scientists involved in the development of state-of-the-art, multi-model seasonal forecast products.
Her research interests and areas of expertise include: modelled and observed climate variability on monthly to decadal timescales, methods for long-range predictions, development of user-relevant forecast products, including consensus forecasts based on a variety of sources of information, and training and advice on interpretation of long-range forecast information.
Before joining ECMWF in October 2015, Anca was a senior scientist in the area of long-range forecasting applications at the Met Office Hadley Centre, contributing to statistical downscaling, forecast validation, analyses of seasonal and decadal forecasts and their potential use for impact predictions and products. Her background is in mathematics, with a first degree from the University of Bucharest (Romania) and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of East Anglia (UK).