About me

Dr Marcel du Plessis
Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Science

Department of Marine Science
University of Gothenburg
Office 3234 | Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B

marcel.du.plessis@gu.se
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In March 2020, I joined GU as a SO-CHIC (Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate) Postdoctoral Fellow. My research aims to understand what processes drive the variability of air-sea heat and carbon fluxes in the Southern Ocean. To do this, I use observations taken at the air-sea interface from autonomous robotic platforms and to try to simulate these using a process study ocean model.

Schematic cartoon showing the complex processes occurring at the ice-ocean interface.



Polar Gliders research team webpage
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Researchgate Profile


Latest blog posts

Polar Gliders gets new SeaExplorer Training

This is a re-post from the Polar Gliders team blog published on 3 July 2020 Four new Autonomous Underwater Vehicles called SeaExplorers have arrived in Gothenburg. They are buoyancy propelled gliders developed by the France based Alseamar-Alcen that yo up and down in the ocean collecting physical and biological measurements. These gliders were brought to …

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