Dr Simon Marsland

Associate Investigator

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship

Private Bag 1, Aspendale, VIC 3195

Phone: (03) 9239 4548
Email: simon.marsland@csiro.au

  • BSc (Mathematics). Department of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University, Australia (1992)
  • BSc Hons (Mathematics). Department of Computing and Mathematics, Deakin University, Australia (1993)
  • PhD Science: Thesis title: “Coupled Ocean/Sea-Ice Modelling in the Southern Ocean. Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies and Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre, University of Tasmania, Australia (1999)



Dr Simon Marsland is the ACCESS global ocean climate modeller in the Earth System Assessment Program of the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship. Since 2007 he has worked on the development of the new Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS)  that was contributed to the Climate Model Intercomparison Project - Phase 5 (CMIP5) and used in the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. Simon also represents Australia on the World Climate Research Program's CLIVAR Working Group on Ocean Model Development and the Climate Model Metrics Panel. He was awarded a first class honours degree in mathematics from Deakin University (1993) and completed a PhD specialising in Southern ocean and sea-ice modelling at the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre (University of Tasmania, 1999). He spent four years as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology working on development of the Max Plank Institute Ocean Model (MPIOM). Simon has particular interests in high latitude ocean-ice interactions and sea level rise, and a general interest in all aspects of global ocean climate modelling.

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