Simone De Kleermaeker is stationed in Brisbane. She is senior advisor for Deltares, working the in Marine and Coastal Systems unit, and has 15 years of experience with operational information systems and hydrodynamic modelling. She has been project leader on a number of national and international projects. In addition, she has excellent training skills.
Simone has led the multiyear development of the operational early warning system for the Dutch coast, forecasting both storm surge and waves making use of data assimilation. She has since then applied this knowledge in international projects, both for hydrological models as coastal applications. In Australia she worked together with the Bureau of Meteorology to set up the national operational flood system for Australia.
She shares her knowledge in generic or specialized trainings, including methods like interactive workshops and serious gaming. She has extended experience as teacher and trainer.
Ms. De Kleermaeker has a background in fluid dynamics, based upon her graduation in Technical Mechanics with specialisation on fluid dynamics.