Dr Marcel du Plessis

Oceanogropher | Climate Research | Air-sea Flux Enthusiast

Dr Marcel du Plessis
Postodoc Research Scientist
University of Gothenburg

Contact

Email: marcel.du.plessis@gu.se
University Profile

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

Polar Gliders research team webpage
Link to CV
Researchgate Profile

What I am up to now?

After the summer break, I will officially begin my European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Postdoctoral Standard European Fellowship at the University of Gothenburg working with A/Prof. Seb Swart.

In this fellowship, I’ll be using autonomous ocean robotics to measure the air-sea exchange of heat and carbon dioxide in the Southern Ocean. This will help us address some key climate questions regarding what are the key processes and time scales at which the ocean takes up heat and CO2.

The Antarctic Sea Ice Zone remains one of the final frontiers of ocean exploration and is a key blind spot for climate science.