Professor Mike Meredith

I am a seagoing oceanographer focusing on physics, but I love collaborating with biogeochemists, biologists, and scientists from other disciplines. I lead the Polar Oceans team at BAS and I am professor at Bristol and UHI-SAMS. After degrees at Southampton, I did a postdoc and a stint as a NERC fellow at UEA before joining BAS in 2000 (with “sabbatical” at POL, 2002-2004).

I served as chair of the Southern Ocean Observing System between 2011-2015, currently sit on POGO, and I am the current UK representative for IAPSO. My Media work includes working with BBC on the production of ”Frozen Planet II” and on a Netflix documentary called “Oceans” (both in production).

I was awarded the Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica in2018, the 2018 Challenger Medal, and the 2020 Polar medal

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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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Vacancy MASTS Marine Social Science Lead

MASTS has a vacancy for a 0.5FT Marine Social Science lead. 

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