Occupation

Current
Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Gothenburg (2021 – current)

Previous
SO-CHIC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Gothenburg (2020 – 2021)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory, CSIR (2019 – 2020)

Education

Ph.D. Ocean & Atmosphere Dynamics (2015 – 2018)
Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town
Dissertation: The impact of submesoscales on the stratification dynamics in the Southern Ocean [Thesis]
Advisors: Prof. S Swart (University of Gothenburg), Prof. I.J. Ansorge (University of Cape Town), Dr. A. Mahadevan (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

M.Sc. Physical Oceanography (2013-2014)
Department of Physical Oceanography, University of Cape Town [Thesis]

B.Sc. Ocean & Atmospheric and Environmental Science (2009-2012)
Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town

Meeting Organisation

Observing Air-Sea Observations Strategy “Ocean Shots” for a Predicted Ocean Satellite Event organiser (September 2021) [Workshop Report]
Career development Workshop: Association for Polar Early Career Scientists South Africa (September 2021)

Working Groups & Organising Committees

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

Previous
SOOS Southern Ocean Flux Working Group APECS Representative (2019-2021)

Collaborative Research Visits

Dr. Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Guest Student, Apr – Jul 2015)
Dr. Amala Mahadevan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Guest Student, Oct – Nov 2013)

Training

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PIL101, 3.5 weeks, 2022)
SeaExplorer Glider Pilot training course (1 week, 2020)
Supervision in Postgraduate Programs (HPE201, 3.5 weeks, 2020)
Offshore Sensing Sailbuoy pilot training course (1 week, 2018).
Kongsberg Underwater Technologies Seaglider pilot training course (2 weeks, 2016).

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
Robotic Observations and Modelling of the Marginal Ice Zone
PI: S. Swart, Role: Postdoc
Funding: Wallenberg Acadamy & Vetenksapsrådet (2016-2026)

SO-CHIC: Southern Ocean Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate
PI: JB Salleé, Role: Postdoc
Funding: European Commission Horizon 2020 (2019-2023)

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 (2022-2024)

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

Work Experience

Research cruises. 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 (2012-)

GliderTools. 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 (2019-)

Supervision

Ph.D.
Hanna Rosenthal
University of Gothenburg. Lead advisor: L. Biddle. Co-supervisors: S Swart, M. du Plessis.
Dissertation: Understanding the submesoscale variability of air-sea heat fluxes in the Southern Ocean.

Theo Spira
University of Gothenburg. Lead-advisor: S Swart. Co-advisor: M. du Plessis.
Dissertation: Observations of ventilation in the Southern Ocean.

M.Sc.
Bongiwe Jojo (University of Cape Town, co-advisor: S Nicholson).
Gianlucca Gerich (University of Cape Town, co-advisor: S Swart).

Graduated
David Hagman, M.Sc, University of Gothenburg. Co-advisor: S Swart (2021)
Sean Evans, M.Sc, University of Cape Town. Co-advisors: I.J. Ansorge, N de Bruyn, M Wege (2021)
Johan Edholm, M.Sc, University of Gothenburg. Co-advisor: S. Swart (2020) *Thesis passed with distinction.
Johan Edholm, B.Sc, University of Gothenburg. Co-Advisor: S. Swart (2019) *Graduated with distinction.

Student Collaborators / Interns

Ria Oelerich, Ph.D. University of East Anglia, Observing variability of the Southern Boundary from Glider Observations (2021)
Johan Edholm, University of Gothenburg, Development and Integration of a DCPS on a Sailbuoy (2021)

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:
SOLAS Summer School Tutorial on CO2 fluxes (tutorial and code available here, 2022)
Ship fieldwork, BOX Project (MAR440, 2020-2021)
Mixed layer physics to Ocean Science Masters (University of Cape Town, 2019-2021)
Ocean buoyancy forcing to Marine Science Masters (OC4920, University of Gothenburg, 2020)
Introduction to Python for Climate Scientists (CSIR, 1 week, 2019).
Introduction to the Southern Ocean (SEA2005S, University of Cape Town, 1 week, 2018).
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, 2016).

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

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

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

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