Maria Barbara works at CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change) with a post PhD position. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from Department of Material Sciences (University of Lecce). The subject of her thesis is “variability and trend of the Mediterranean wave climate, focusing on the SWH (Significant Wave Height) fields”. Her research includes using wave models (she is familiar with both WAM and WW3), extreme value analysis, wave climate in the Mediterranean Sea and satellite data analysis. In the past she worked at Department of Material Sciences and at CoNISMa (National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Sciences) on acquisition and processing of satellite data, model implementation and on sea level data and tide analysis using data of a tide gauge network. She was also involved in the VECTOR (Vulnerability of Italian Coastal and Marine Ecosystems to climate change and their role in Mediterranean carbon cycles) project. She has already contributed and has co-authored some papers, published in international journals and conference abstracts.