Dr Alberto Troccoli is a Research Scientist and leader of the Weather and Energy Research Unit at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Canberra (Australia). Alberto has more than 15 years of experience in several aspects of meteorology and climate, including data assimilation, analysis of observations, weather and seasonal forecasts, and decadal climate projections mostly built during his work at NASA, at the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and, more recently, at CSIRO. He has planned and successfully managed several projects, including components of very large EU projects. He is now the leader of the CSIRO-initiative Weather Renewable Energy Management. Alberto has been the Director of two very well received NATO events and he is the chief editor and an author of the books 'Seasonal Climate: Forecasting and Managing Risk' (Springer, 2008) and 'Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry' (Springer, 2010). He is currently a member of the panel on energy security and climate change of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program administered by the World Bank. Alberto holds a PhD in physical oceanography and climate from the University of Edinburgh (UK).