Resume


Occupation

2021-current: Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Gothenburg
2020-2021: SO-CHIC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Gothenburg
2019-2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory, CSIR

Education

2015-2018: Ph.D. Ocean & Atmosphere Dynamics. University of Cape Town, Advisors: S Swart, I.J. Ansorge, A Mahadevan (link).
2013-2014: M.Sc. Physical Oceanography. University of Cape Town.
2009-2012: B.Sc. Ocean & Atmospheric and Environmental Science. University of Cape Town.

Meeting Organisation

2021: Observing Air-Sea Observations Strategy “Ocean Shots” for a Predicted Ocean Satellite Event organiser.
2020: Career development Workshop: Association for Polar Early Career Scientists South Africa

Working Groups and Organising Committees

2021-current: SOOS Southern Ocean Flux Working Group co-chair
2019-current: Observing Air-Sea Observations Strategy (OASIS) Working Group Member
2019-current: Association for Polar Early Career Scientists South Africa National Committee
2019-2021: SOOS Southern Ocean Flux Working Group ExComm

Collaborative Research Visits:

2015 (3 months): Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
2013 (2 months): Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Training:

2020: Supervision in Postgraduate Programs (HPE201, 3.5 weeks)
2018: Offshore Sensing Sailbuoy pilot.
2016: Kongsberg Underwater Technologies Seaglider pilot.
I have piloted both gliders for the University of Gothenburg and Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory during multiple missions in the Southern Ocean.

Research Projects:

Current:
ROAM-MIZ: Robotic Observations and Modelling of the Marginal Ice Zone. PI: S. Swart, Role: Postdoc. Funding: Wallenberg Acadamy & Vetenksapsrådet.
SO-CHIC: Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate. PI: JB Salleé, Role: Postdoc. Funding: European Commission Horizon 2020.
STORMS: The role of storms in shaping upper ocean physics and primary production in the Southern Ocean. PI: S. Nicholson. Role: Collaborator. Funding: South African National Antarctic Program.

Previous:
2015-2018: Surface ocean physical dynamics of the Southern Ocean. PI: S. Swart. Role: Ph.D. Funding: South African National Antarctic Program.

Work Experience

Research cruises (2012-current). I have been on a total of seven research cruises to the Southern Ocean, Agulhas, Germany to Cape Town, where I have gained experience in deploying Seagliders, collection of underway CTD data, chlorophyll filtration and deployment of XBTs.

GliderTools (2019-current). Assisted the development of an open-source interactive Python toolkit for processing ocean glider data. Responsibilities include code testing and consulting on the processing of physical variables. All code is available at gitlab.com/socco/GliderTools

Supervision

Ph.D.
Hanna Rosenthal (GU, co-supervisors: S Swart, L Biddle).
Theo Spira (GU, co-supervisor: S Swart).

M.Sc.
Bongiwe Jojo (UCT, co-supervisor: S Nicholson).
Gianlucca Gerich (GU, co-supervisor: S Swart).

Graduated
2021: David Hagman (M.Sc at GU, co-supervisor: S Swart).
2021: Sean Evans (M.Sc at UCT, co-supervisors: I.J. Ansorge, N de Bruyn, M Wege).
2020: Johan Edholm (M.Sc at GU, co-supervisor: S. Swart) *Thesis passed with distinction.
2019: Johan Edholm (B.Sc 2019 at GU, co-supervisor: S. Swart) *Graduated with distinction.

Student collaborators/interns

2021: Ria Oelerich, Ph.D. University of East Anglia.
2021: Johan Edholm, University of Gothenburg

Funding

2021: Marie Skłodowska Curie European Individual Fellowship (2 million SEK)
2019: International Meteorological Institute of Stockholm guest funding (23 000 SEK)
2016: World Meteorological Organisation conference travel grant (USD 1 000)
2016: SCOR conference travel grant (USD 1 225)
2015: South African National Antarctic Program PhD Scholarship (R600 000)
2013: South African National Research Foundation Scholarship award (R70 000)
2013: South African National Research Foundation travel award (R10 000)
2013: University of Cape Town Marine-Research Institute travel award (R15 000)

Teaching

Courses I’ve developed material for and taught:
2020-2021: Ship fieldwork, BOX Project (MAR440)
2019-2021: Mixed layer physics to Ocean Science Masters (University of Cape Town)
2020: Ocean buoyancy forcing to Marine Science Masters (OC4920, University of Gothenburg)
2019: Introduction to Python for Climate Scientists (CSIR, 1 week).
2018: Introduction to the Southern Ocean (SEA2005S, University of Cape Town, 1 week).
2016: Co-convener & lecturer Antarctic Circumpolar Expedition Maritime University, S. Akademik Tryoshnikov. (50 students, 12 countries, 28 days).
2016: Ocean Instrumentation and Satellite Oceanography on SEAmester (10 days).

Teaching Assistant:
2018: University of Gothenburg Observing the Ocean from Micro to Macro Scale course (OC4920, 2 weeks).

Tutoring:
2014: Ocean and Atmosphere dynamics, University of Cape Town third year (SEA3004F)
2016: MATLAB for the University of Cape Town Marine Masters course.

Seminars/Invited Talks

Marine Colloquium, University of Gothenburg Marine Science Dept (25 Nov 2020).
Talk: Introductory Seminar

SOOS Weddell Sea Workshop, Online (21 Oct 2020).
Talk: A high-resolution view of the processes that modulate the Southern Ocean mixed layer

Ocean Sciences, San Diego, United States (16-21 Feb 2020).
Talk: Regional contrasts of the Southern Ocean mixed layer in response to summer forcing.

Southern Ocean Seasonal Experiment Symposium, Cape Town (29 Nov 2019).
Talk: Robotics in SCALE: seasonal ice melt to storm-ocean-biological interactions: unlocking new domains with robotic platforms.

SCAR Biennial Meetings & Open Science Conference, Davos, Switzerland (15-26 Jun 2018).
Poster: Submesoscale restratification delayed by wind-front interactions. *Attended the Southern Ocean Flux working group of Southern Ocean Observing System side meeting.

Department of Oceanography Donut Talk, University of Cape Town (18 Apr 2018).
Seminar: Ocean seasonal restratication delayed by wind-front interactions: a four-year glider experiment

Ocean Sciences, Portland, United States (11-16 Feb 2018).
Talk: Submesoscale instabilities drive enhanced variability of the Southern Ocean mixed layer.

Southern Ocean Workshop. Bolin Center, Stockholm University (16 Nov 2016).
Talk: Submesoscale instabilities enhance the variability of the SO mixed layer

IAPSO Open Science Conference, Cape Town, South Africa (27 Aug – 1 Sep 2017).
Talk: Glider experiment reveals enhanced submesoscale mixed layer instabilities in the Southern Ocean.

Training Internationally on Gliders course (31 May 2017).
Invited seminar: Using gliders to observe mixed layer dynamics

Meteorological Institute of Stockholm (16 Nov 2016).
Seminar: Submesoscale processes in the Southern Ocean

CLIVAR Open Science Conference, Qingdao, China (18-25 Sep 2016).
Talk: Ocean-atmosphere interactions on the submesoscale field of the Southern Ocean and its associated impacts on the mixed layer variability.
*Attended the two-day CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium

Liège Colloquium of Submesoscale Ocean Dynamics, Liège, Belguim (23-27 May 2016).
Talk: Characterising the atmospheric interactions on the submesoscale instability in the Southern Ocean and their impacts on mixed layer stability.

CSIR National Resources and Environment Science Week, Pretoria, South Africa (11-14 Apr 2016).
Flash talk: Seasonal cycle dynamics and variability of mixed layer submesoscale processes and phytoplankton biomass in the Southern Ocean.

Ocean & Climate Change Institute Retreat. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (4 Jun 2015).
Flash talk: Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment.

SCAR Biennial Meetings & Open Science Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (25-28 Aug 2014).
Talk: Using high-frequency glider data to understand the effects of submesoscale processes and atmospheric forcing on the mixed layer
*Attended the APECS Workshop on the Antarctic Environments Portal

South African Marine Science Symposium Stellenbosch, South Africa (15-18 Jul 2014).
Talk: Using high-frequency glider data to understand the effects of submesoscale processes and atmospheric forcing on the mixed layer.

Department of Oceanography Donut Talk, University of Cape Town (7 Aug 2013).
Seminar: Subantarctic mixed layer dynamics using ocean gliders