Slobodan Ničković

Dr Slobodan Nickovic received a PhD in Meteorology from the University of Belgrade in 1981. Through his domestic and international career, he worked on the development of numerical methods in atmospheric, hydrologic, and aerosol models.

In the 1990s, he developed the widely used modelling system called the Dust Regional Atmospheric Model (DREAM), which is a major modelling research tool the Belgrade team uses for dust-related studies. Nickovic participated in more than 30 international scientific projects, including projects funded by the EU, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and NASA. 

As a scientific officer at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) from 2005 to 2013, he was one of the architects of the Sand and Dust Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS). After returning to Serbia, he joined the Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia (RHMSS), and additionally collaborated with the Institute of Physics in Belgrade. Nickovic is currently the vice-chair of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology’s (COST) International Network to Encourage the Use of Monitoring and Forecasting Dust Products – inDust project,  and chair of the SDS-WAS’s Regional Centre for Northern Africa, Middle East and Europe (NAMEE)