Guest Researcher

Delphine Deryng currently works at the European Center for medium-range weather forecasts (ECMWF), where she leads partnerships and user engagement for two flagship initiatives of the EU commission: Destination Earth and Copernicus.

She possesses extensive knowledge in the fields of climate change adaptation and mitigation, food and nutrition security and global agroecosystem modelling, as well as expertise in scientific capacity building and stakeholder engagement. She was a Lead Author to the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC Working Group II, Chapter 5: “Food, fibre, and other ecosystem products”.

Before joining ECWMF in 2023, Delphine worked seven years advising diverse groups on international climate and agriculture policy, including the Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States within the UNFCCC process. Delphine has previously held research associate positions at a number of international institutes in the USA, UK and Canada, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS), the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, where she completed her PhD in 2014. Delphine also holds a Masters in Geography from McGill University (2009) and a Masters in Cosmology from the Université Paris Diderot (2006).

Since December 2018, Delphine is a guest researcher at IRI THESys. Her research interest lies in the science-policy-praxis nexus.

Research Interests

  • Food and nutrition security
  • Research-policy-practice nexus
  • Climate-smart landscape