Lívia Sancho

Home country: Brazil

University enrolled: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (Brazil)

Area: Physical Oceanography

Instrument: Expendable Bathythermograph - XBT and uCTD

Science theme: The South Atlantic

About myself: I have great ease in group activities and essay fluency, besides being creative; I always search to have a global overview in the field of oceanography and interact very well among the four areas; I have a great multicultural knowledge and most importantly, I have a lot of determination. I majored in Oceanography by UERJ and I have a master degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in the Oil and Gas field by COPPE/UFRJ.

Currently, I am a doctoral student degree at COPPE/UFRJ in the Program of Civil Engineering in Oil and Gas field. My main operating area is physical oceanography with emphasis on computational ocean modeling, mainly on the following fields: oceanic, atmospheric and sea ice climate variability and oceanographic data analysis.

Since I was thirteen, I knew what I loved and what I wanted to be for the rest of my life. I loved the sea and thus, there was only one way to follow: oceanography. Since then I chased that dream and I graduated on oceanography. The love for the sea from that thirteen year-old girl still beats inside my chest and pretty much everything about it mesmerizes me. This cruise is a great opportunity not only to improve my knowledge of the South Atlantic Ocean but to develop a close contact with the operational part of the marine and atmospheric sciences.