Rosemary Morrow

ROSEMARY MORROW specialises in mesoscale ocean dynamics, mainly using satellite and in-situ observations. Her principal research activities are centred around a better understanding of the role of mesoscale ocean processes in the ocean circulation, using a combination of satellite altimetry, satellite SST, and in-situ observations. These studies have resulted in over 65 publications in peer-review journals, and a number of book chapters. Rosemary has also supervised more than 20 Masters, PhD students and Post-Docs.
In addition to research, her other activities are centred on maintaining precise, long term observations for climate studies (1) for the French National satellite altimeter data service, the CTOH ( and (2) for a Southern Ocean in-situ monitoring service, SURVOSTRAL (
Rosemary Morrow also lectures in oceanography and satellite oceanography at the University of Toulouse III in their Masters program (Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate), and at Engineering Schools (ISAE)
Since 2009, Rosemary Morrow was nominated Project Scientist for the CNES altimetry missions, notably for the ocean applications of Jason-1, Jason-2, Jason-3 from 2009 to 2012 and is the French Ocean Lead for the future altimetric-interferometric mission, SWOT.
Rosemary Morrow has been a member of a number of national and international committees, including the CLIVAR Southern Ocean Panel (2002-2005) and the MyOcean Scientific Advisory Committee (2009 – 2012) which provided the ocean component for the European GMES program.
Rosemary was awarded the distinction of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques » in October 2012, for her contribution to satellite oceanography in France.