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. 
She started her lectureship at the Scottish Association for Marine Science in 2020, before which she studied her undergraduate at the University of Southampton, PhD at University of Edinburgh and two postdocs at the Universities of Liverpool and Edinburgh. She has taken part in 6 open ocean research cruises from the Drake passage in the Southern Ocean, the subtropical Atlantic and into the Arctic Ocean. She has two young children and enjoys getting young people intrigued in earth system science and teaching anyone who is interested about ocean processes and their interactions with the Earth’s climate. 

Latest News

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.

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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.

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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.   

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