Hi, I’m a Research Fellow in the Polar Gliders research group at the Marine Sciences Department at the University of Gothenburg. I study the effects of mid-latitude cyclones and ocean eddies on the air-sea exchange of heat and carbon dioxide in the Southern Ocean.
Projects I’m currently involved in are: Southern Ocean including Submesoscale Processes In a Changing Environment (SPICE), Robotic Observations and Modelling of the Marginal Ice Zone (ROAM-MIZ), and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate (SO-CHIC). This December I will be involved in the SO-CHIC field campaign deploying ocean gliders in the Weddell Sea.
Keywords: mixed layer dynamics; upper ocean and submesoscale processes; air-sea heat, freshwater & carbon fluxes; autonomous ocean robotics; sea ice processes; idealized numerical modeling.
- Oct 2021: Taught the fieldwork component of GU Masters course “From ideas to action“
- Sep 2021: Swedish Polar Research Secreteriat news piece about my upcoming Antarctic fieldwork.
- Sep 2021: Masters student Sean Evans (University of Cape Town) successfully passed his dissertation titled “The influence of oceanographic variability on the top predators of the Sub-Antarctic domain“.
- July 2021: New publication in Stammerjohn et al. (2021) in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society on “State of the Climate 2020“
Current positions and associations
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Gothenburg (2021-present)
- Executive Committee of the SOOS Southern Ocean Flux Working Group (2019-present)
- Member of the Observing Air-Sea Observations Strategy (OASIS, 2021-present)
- Association for Polar Early Career Scientists South Africa National Committee (2019-present)
- David Hagman, GU Masters student (2020-present)
- Bongie Jojo, UCT Masters student (2020-present)
- Gianlucca Gerich, GU Masters student (2021-present)
- Hanna Rosenthal, GU PhD student (2021-present)
- Theo Spira, GU PhD student (2021-present)
I’m fortunate to have unique fieldwork experiences and so I try and capture these moments in my photos.