Civil Engineering by the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. Moacyr Araujo holds an MSc. in Hydraulics and Sanitation by the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. DSc. in Physique et Chimie de l’Environnement by the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), France. Moacyr is an Associate Professor and vice-director of the Department of Oceanography (DOCEAN-UFPE), Brazil. He is the Director of the Center for Risk Analysis and Environmental Modeling (CEERMA-UFPE), Brazil.
Moacyr is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee and co-chair of the Project Prediction and Research Moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic (PIRATA) and Co-chair of the WG 1-Scientific Basis of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (PBMC). Chair of the Brazilian Research Network on Global Climate Change (REDE CLIMA). He is also an external invited member of the Conseil Stratégique d’Orientation and Scientifique de la Flotte Océanografique Française (COSS-Flotte). Member of the Atlantic Implementation Panel (AIP) of the Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change/World Climate Research Programme (CLIVAR/WCRP).