Regina R. Rodrigues is a professor of Physical Oceanography at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. Before joining UFSC in 2010, she received her PhD from the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, USA. She is interested in understanding how tropical ocean basins interact and affect the extra-tropics leading to extreme events, using observations and modelling. Her research has also focused on the impacts of ENSO variability on the climate of South America and the Tropical Atlantic. More recently she has her attention on the physical mechanisms generating compound extreme events of droughts, land and marine heatwaves.
Afonso Gonçalves Neto is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. He received a PhD in Physical Oceanography from the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, USA. Afonso is interested in large-scale ocean circulation in the Atlantic Ocean and its relationships with climate and ecosystems. Currently, he is studying the physical drivers and the impacts of marine heatwaves in the South Atlantic.
Daniela L. Corrêa is an oceanographer who graduated from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) with an M.Sc in Marine and Coastal Systems from the University of Algarve (Portugal). She did an internship at the Laboratory of Physical Oceanography (LOF) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and at the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), where she acquired experience in programming and operational oceanography. Currently, she’s working for the TRIATLAS Project with a focus on understanding the subsurface intensification of marine heatwaves in the South and Tropical Atlantic.
Felipe Furtado Pinho is an oceanographer with a Master’s Degree in Oceanography from the Federal University of Rio Grande. He is an expert in remote sensing data analysis and proficient in python, UNIX and CDO language. He currently works for the TRIATLAS Project, having as his main activity the acquisition and analysis of all data used by the lab.
Jhoseny S. Santos is a meteorologist who also loves ocean sciences. She just started her master’s in Oceanography to study marine heatwaves in the upwelling region off the eastern coast of Brazil. She hopes, someday, to work bridging climate science and society. During her free time, she enjoys exercising, especially swimming (and competing) in open waters, and being outdoors.
FORMER STUDENTS AND COLLABORATORS
Natasha V. Costa did her MSc in Oceanography in the Lab studying changes in the main characteristics of marine heatwaves in the western South Atlantic using observations and CMIP6 simulations. Her research has been published here. She is now working for the private sector.
Whisky is the Lab mascot. He loves walkies along the trail and swimming in the lagoon. He is a foody and loves BBQ, pizza and ice cream. He hates skateboards and motorcycles and… the list is long… He lives in Brazil and has travelled the UK, but he is conscious of his carbon pawprint🐾… He has been a bit sloppy with his research, so no paper published yet…