Challenger Society Marine Biogeochemistry Meeting 2017

The Scottish Associate for Marine Science (SAMS) were pleased to host the Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry (AMBIO) VIII conference in Oban, Scotland, UK. The special interest group for Challenger Society took place 6-8th September 2017, and was the first time the meeting was held in Scotland. More than 45 delegates from over 20 institutes, from … More Challenger Society Marine Biogeochemistry Meeting 2017

Time to zinc about ironing out alkaline phosphatase dynamics in the subtropical North Atlantic

Every time I go to sea, I think three things. First, I hope our experiments work. Second, I will endeavour to refrain from eating puddings. And third, I will go to the gym every day. While I had started out with the best intentions – I think I even wore my gym kit in the … More Time to zinc about ironing out alkaline phosphatase dynamics in the subtropical North Atlantic

Exploring the effects of microplastics on coldwater copepods: A Norwegian research collaboration

Dr. Matt Cole – NERC Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Rachel Coppock – NERC GW4+ PhD student at Plymouth Marine Laboratory As the rain continues to drizzle outside, we’ve taken a moment to grab a cuppa and reflect on a research opportunity that has brought us to the coastal city of Trondheim. Nestled … More Exploring the effects of microplastics on coldwater copepods: A Norwegian research collaboration

Research Cruise to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain – Sustained Observatory: why we do it and love it and why we keep doing it and keep loving it. Corinne Pebody

I have just returned from our annual pilgrimage to the PAP-SO in the Northeast Atlantic, where we have somehow managed to cram 108 stations into 13 days! The PAP-SO or Porcupine Abyssal Pain – Sustained Observatory, at 49⁰ North and 16⁰ West, is two days sailing west and a little south from the UK. Beloved … More Research Cruise to the Porcupine Abyssal Plain – Sustained Observatory: why we do it and love it and why we keep doing it and keep loving it. Corinne Pebody

Challenger Society member on international all-female Antarctic expedition: Maddie Brasier

Maddie Brasier, student member of the Challenger Society and University of Liverpool student representative on the Challenger 2016 conference committee, was selected for the 2nd all-female Homeward Bound expedition to Antarctica. This project co-founded by researchers and professional leadership trainers in Australia is a transformational leadership initiative framed by a final trip to Antarctica. The … More Challenger Society member on international all-female Antarctic expedition: Maddie Brasier

MerMEED – Eddy hunting: Dafydd Gwyn Evans

Dr Dafydd Gwyn Evans is a Post-Doc at the University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre. At the western boundary of all ocean basins, the swirling vortices that oceanographers call mesoscale eddies vanish. Some call these regions eddy graveyards, as some idealised model studies suggest that very little of the energy linked to these eddies … More MerMEED – Eddy hunting: Dafydd Gwyn Evans

Stepping Stones bursary report: Anna Belcher

Dr Anna Belcher has recently completed her PhD at the National Oceanography Centre and University of Southampton The night time trapping team I was awarded the Challenger Society Stepping Stones grant to allow me to collaborate with a group of American scientists and join their research cruise to the Eastern Tropical North Pacific. The cruise … More Stepping Stones bursary report: Anna Belcher

Government Science – a PhD placements perspective: Katie St. John Glew

Katie St. John Glew is a PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre and University of Southampton. I am a marine ecology PhD student from the University of Southampton and have been working in Professor Ian Boyd’s office at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for the past 3 months, learning about … More Government Science – a PhD placements perspective: Katie St. John Glew