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