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Cecelia DeLuca

NESII Manager

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Cecelia DeLuca is the head of the NESII group and the lead on multiple national and international software infrastructure projects in the Earth System sciences. Her interests lie in the development of large, high-performance software systems and governance models that promote community and multi-agency ownership. She is an advocate for open source software and the development of shareable infrastructure for modeling and data services. Her education is a mix of liberal arts (A.L.B. Harvard 1992), engineering (M.S. Boston University 1994), and atmospheric science (M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1996).

Projects she has led include the premier U.S. weather and climate framework, the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF); the Earth System Curator, which provides metadata support for international climate model comparisons; Earth System CoG, a collaboration environment connected to data services; and many smaller exploratory efforts. She is also a lead on the NOAA Global Interoperability Program, which promotes the creation of infrastructure that can be shared across different Earth system disciplines. Projects focused on using ESMF in modeling applications that Cecelia has contributed expertise to have included the National Unified Operational Prediction Capability (NUOPC) and the Battlespace Environments Institute (BEI).


  • M.S. Meteorology, MIT (1996)
  • M.S. General Engineering, Boston University, (1994)
  • A.L.B, Liberal Arts/Social Sciences, Harvard University (1992)