Pedro Monteiro
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research,South Africa

Dr. Pedro Monteiro is Chief Oceanographer at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa where he heads the Southern Ocean Carbon-Climate Observatory (SOCCO). He earned a PhD from the University of Cape Town in 1997.  Dr. Monteiro’s research focuses on the role of the Southern Ocean in the global carbon-climate system through the lens of fine scale physics and its influence on the variability and trends of ocean fluxes and storage of anthropogenic CO2. Dr. Monteiro served as a coordinating lead author of the IPCC AR6 WG1 Chapter 5 and drafting author of the Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers (SPM). He is a member of the Joint Steering Committee of the World Climate Research Programme. Dr. Monteiro is interested in contributing to AIMES’s broader objectives to build networks to support, understand, and project the emerging feedbacks in the complex coupled Earth System – ecosystem – human system under contemporary and projected human agency.  He hopes to explore the responses of the coupled ES – ecosystem – human systems to net-zero and negative emissions at both regional and global scales.