Field of Focus
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Global Atmospheric Research
  • Meteorology
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Ph.D. Marine Science, University of South Florida, Florida, U.S.A., 2005
  • M.S. Marine Environmental Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A., 1995
  • B.S. (Hons.) Physics, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom, 1991

Dr. Jyotika Virmani is currently the Director of Technical Operations, Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE.

Prior to working for XPRIZE, Dr. Virmani was the Associate Director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography. Before this, she was a Senior Scientist at the UK Met Office, and prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the Florida Coastal Ocean Observing Systems Consortium (FLCOOS). Her research interests include tropical storms, air-sea interactions, physical oceanography and climate studies.