Dr Kate Hendry

Kate Hendry is a chemical oceanographer and marine biogeochemist in the Polar Oceans Team of the British Antarctic Survey, and an honorary researcher at the University of Bristol. Her research interests surround the impact on marine nutrient cycling of climate change in the polar regions.

Kate has published over 50 papers in international journals, and has won almost £4M in grant funding as Principal Investigator, and collaborated on several other national and international projects. She led the European Research Council funded project, ICY-LAB, investigating nutrient cycling in glaciated margins off Southwest Greenland, and was a member of the Changing Arctic Ocean program, as part of the Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor project (ChAOS). She won the EAG Houtermans medal in 2016 for contributions to geochemistry, and a Challenger Society fellowship in 2012.

She is also chair of the Challenger Society for Marine Science special interest group on Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry (AMBIO). Kate is a member of the NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries science steering group, and sits on both the Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB). Kate is also Chair of Antarctic Science Ltd, and vice chair of the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership. She has a keen interest in reducing the carbon footprint of oceanographic research, and was a work package lead for the Net Zero Oceanography Capability team.

She also sat on the Challenger Society for Marine Science council as the chair of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility working group, and is a member of the Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative committee.Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility.

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New members sought for the Marine Facilities Advisory Board

Marine Facilities Advisory Board: call for new members

The Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB) is seeking to recruit five new members from the UK marine scientific user community who are keen to provide vital insight into the potential future needs of the National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP). Details about this interesting opportunity are available on the MFAB website or here. For questions about this opportunity or more generally about MFAB, please contact: Jackie Pearson, Secretary to MFAB, National Oceanography Centre: jfpea@noc.ac.uk

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Challenger Medal Awarded 2020 and 2022

The Challenger Society is delighted to announce the delayed award of the 2020 Challenger Medal to Prof. Alberto Naveira Garabato, and of the 2022 Challenger Medal to Prof. Carol Robinson. We are absolutely delighted to honour these two fantastic scientists in this way, and look forward to hearing their Award Lectures at the forthcoming Challenger 150 meeting at the Natural History Museum. For more information about the Challenger Conference 2022 please click here.

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International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit #DITTO22

You are warmly invited to join on-line the International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit #DITTO22, which takes place on Wednesday and Thursday the 4th and 5th of May.

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