Robyn Tuerena - Education and Outreach Portfolio (2023-present)
Robyn Tuerena is a lecturer in marine biogeochemistry. Her research investigates how marine carbon and nutrient cycles are changing in the context of climate change. She trained as a geochemist using stable isotope measurements to investigate the cycling of nutrients and carbon in the open ocean. She continues to explore marine biogeochemical cycles on local to basin scales using stable isotope, stoichiometric and biomarker techniques and linking this information to ocean physics, primary production and food web ecology. Recently her work has expanded to use autonomous instruments such as Argo floats and biogeochemical sensors to explore ocean processes such as biological drawdown and anthropogenic carbon uptake.
National Marine Equipment Pool: Autumn 2023 call (Round 4) for applications
Members of the UK marine science community are invited to submit applications for items of equipment to be considered for addition to the National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP). Full details of the application process are available on the Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB) website and questions to Jackie Pearson, MFAB Secretary, are welcome. The closing date for applications is Friday 15 December 2023.
Measurement Systems for 21st Century Oceanography
There is an imperative to measure the ocean in greater detail if we are to chart a sustainable future on this planet. The Net-Zero Oceanographic Capability Scoping Study (2021), commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), therefore undertook a detailed review of the sensor systems and networks that will be needed to meet anticipated marine science priorities. The Future Marine Research Infrastructure (FMRI) Programme is continuing this engagement to shape NERC’s strategic investment in measurement technologies that enable new and different science.
Exciting opportunity – MEDIN Chair
The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) is seeking an outstanding new Chair, who can bring strategic leadership, enthusiasm and independent thinking to our Sponsors’ Board and Executive Team at a significant time in our development. Further information about the role can be found here.