Email: marcel.du.plessis@gu.se
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Department of Marine Sciences
University of Gothenburg
Office 3234
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B
Gothenburg, Sweden
SE-405 30


I’m a Research Fellow in the Polar Gliders research group at the University of Gothenburg. I’m currently working on two European Commission funded projects: Submesoscale Processes In a Changing Environment (SPICE) and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate (SO-CHIC).

My research focus is on the air-sea flux of heat and carbon in the Southern Ocean. In particular, I study how intense storms and submesoscale ocean flows impact the transfer of heat and carbon between the atmosphere and the surface ocean. In my fellowship, I will use observations from autonomous ocean robotics and models to study these processes as well as investigate how the heat and carbon move between the surface ocean to depths where it can be stored away from atmospheric interaction.

Current positions:
– Marie SkÅ‚odowska Curie Research Fellow, University of Gothenburg
– SOOS Southern Ocean Flux (SOFLUX) Working Group co-chair
– Observing Air-Sea Observations Strategy (OASIS) Working Group, FAIR Principles Theme Team co-lead

Research interests: mixed layer dynamics; upper ocean and submesoscale processes; air-sea heat, freshwater & carbon fluxes; autonomous ocean robotics; sea ice processes; idealized numerical modeling.