Dr Rosanne Martyr

Senior Scientist, Group Lead Adaptation and Loss and Damage

Climate Science and Impacts


    Rosanne (Rose) is our senior scientist on coastal vulnerability and adaptation. She works on the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change on the coasts of Small Island Developing States, and adaptation strategies to those impacts. She leads the Adaptation and Loss and Damage group.

    She has worked for over 10 years on projecting and analyzing coastal flooding, interaction of coastal and inland waters, and the physical impacts of climate change on coastal communities and the water sector. Her work uses quantitative modelling and spatial analysis methods to characterize risk from climate change in coastal areas.

    She is particularly interested in understanding the impact of multiple interacting physical processes on overall coastal risk, the potential for coastal adaptation strategies, especially nature based approaches, to reduce these risks, and the feedback mechanisms between local and regional adaptation and risk.

    Rose has a background in Civil Engineering and Coastal Oceanography. She holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, USA. Prior to joining Climate Analytics, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California (San Diego and Berkeley), quantifying the physical impacts of climate change, coastal storms, and interacting coastal and inland waters on flooding risk, aquatic ecosystems, and the water sector in San Francisco Bay. Rose is originally from Saint Lucia and based in Munich, Germany.