We are excited to introduce the latest addition to our GHRSST Science Team, Pallavi Govekar. With over 7 years of expertise as a Remote Sensing Scientist, Pallavi brings a wealth of knowledge and a fresh perspective to the dynamic field of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) research. Currently serving as a Research Scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Pallavi is set to make significant contributions to our collaborative efforts.

Pallavi’s journey in SST research has been marked by her role in the preparation, verification, and validation of operational SST products. She is also involved in developing downstream applications customized for the marine and coastal industry. Notably, Pallavi creates applications that generate Marine heatwave and thermal stress metrics tailored specifically for the Australian region.

Educationally, Pallavi holds a Master of Science by Research in Atmospheric Science from Monash University, Australia (2009), and earned her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the same institution in 2013.

Pallavi’s research interests are both diverse and impactful, focusing on the development of new satellite-derived SST products that have applications ranging from numerical weather prediction to coastal management, seasonal forecasting, and ocean forecasting.

Joining the GHRSST community in 2016, Pallavi has been an integral member of the Bureau’s Satellite Science Team.

For those eager to connect with Pallavi Govekar or gain insights into her work, she can be reached at pallavi.govekar@bom.gov.au. We extend a warm welcome to Pallavi as she embarks on this exciting journey as a new member of the GHRSST Science Team.

Watch Pallavi’s talk on Sea Surface temperature reprocessing of Himawari-8 archive from GHRSST24 here.