Maria-Emanuela Mihailov is a senior researcher in physical oceanography at the Maritime Hydrographic Directorate – Constanta, Romania in the Research and Innovation Laboratory. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Physics in the Department of Meteorology and Earth Physics at the University of Bucharest in 2012 with the thesis: ‘Black Sea water masses dynamics in the North-Western Black Sea shelf’. She is currently working on hydrographic and oceanographic phenomena research, combining these scientific realms to investigate, analyse, evaluate and model the main physical processes in the Black Sea and to apply deep learning/AI as a tool for climate change analysis.