Carlos A. Nobre
Institute for Advanced Studies University of São Paulo
Carlos A. Nobre is among the world’s leading earth system scientists. Dr. Nobre was a researcher with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) for over 30 years, where he helped to establish a modern weather and climate forecasting research center (CPTEC-INPE), and was its Director from 1991 to 2003. In 2008, he created INPE’s Center for Earth System Science. From 2011-2014, he served as the Ministry of Science and Technology’s National Secretary for R&D Policy, where he created in 2011 the National Center for Monitoring and Alerts of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN).
Dr. Nobre has served in many international scientific committees, such as the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Science Advisory Board on Global Sustainability (2013-2016). Currently, he is a member of the Joint Steering Committee (JSC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
Dr. Nobre obtained an Engineering degree in Electronics Engineering from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil, in 1974 and a PhD in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, in 1983.