I am currently employed at the UEA under a 12 month contract (ending October 2014) through the EU Framework 7 Project: GROOM (Gliders for Research, Ocean Observation and Management). This project’s aim is to assess the viability of ocean gliders for persistent monitoring, management and, particularly relevant to my work, for targeted oceanographic experiments. Alongside, I am completing the analysis and hoping to publish results from several studies in which I participated during my PhD, notably a Seaglider deployment in the Weddell Sea (GENTOO project) and a North Sea glider deployment.
My doctoral work investigated seasonal oxygen depletion in the central stratified North Sea. It relied on analysis of observational data (ship, mooring and glider platforms) and numerical modelling, using GOTM-BFM at Cefas to understand the dynamics and drivers of the primary spring bloom, the deep chlorophyll maximum and the chemical and physical drivers behind the subsequent hypoxia.
Alongside, I was involved in Glider Observations of Variability in the Ross Sea (GOVARS, PI: Prof. Walker Smith, VIMS) where I worked developing methods for estimating high-resolution gross community respiration and production rates from direct observations of dissolved oxygen obtained with Seagliders without the need for incubation experiments or modelling. I successfully obtained independent funding from Antarctic Science ltd. to cover my participation in this US National Science Foundation project with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the University of Washington.
Through my work with Seagliders, I have also been involved in a series of other projects at the UEA including GENTOO (PI: Karen Heywood), DISGO (PI: Adrian Matthews) and GOPINA (PI: Jan Kaiser). It has also led me to participate in JERICO / GROOM European 7th Framework Programme working groups (Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories / Gliders for Research Ocean Observation and Management).
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Subsurface algal blooms of the northwestern Arabian Sea,
in Marine Ecology Progress Series
pp. 67-78Full Text UEA Repository
Drivers of summer oxygen depletion in the central North Sea,
pp. 1209-1222Full Text UEA Repository
Decadal changes of the Western Arabian sea ecosystem,
in International Aquatic Research
pp. 49-64Full Text UEA Repository
High-resolution observations in the Western Mediterranean Sea: The REP14-MED experiment,Full Text
Dissolved oxygen dynamics during a phytoplankton bloom in the Ross Sea polynya,
in Antarctic Science
pp. 362-372Full Text UEA Repository
Ocean processes at the Antarctic continental slope,
in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
article no. 20130047Full Text UEA Repository
Biogeochemical variability in the southern Ross Sea as observed by a glider deployment,
in Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
pp. 93-106Full Text UEA Repository
Multiplatform, multidisciplinary investigations of the impacts of modified circumpolar deep water in the Ross Sea, Antarctica,
pp. 180-185Full Text UEA Repository
Spatial extent and historical context of North Sea oxygen depletion in August 2010,
pp. 53-68Full Text UEA Repository
Deployments in extreme conditions: Pushing the boundaries of Seaglider capabilities,
in 2012 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV 2012.
ISBN 9781457720567Full Text
Using gliders to study a phytoplankton bloom in the Ross Sea, antarctica,
in OCEANS'11 - MTS/IEEE Kona, Program Book.