Dr Alessandro Tagliabue


Alessandro Tagliabue is currently a Reader in Ocean Sciences at the University of Liverpool, where he as held a faculty post since late 2012.
He gained his PhD in Ocean Biogeochemistry from Stanford University (USA) in 2006, and conducted postdoctoral research in Paris and Cape Town prior to joining the University of Liverpool.
Alessandro is interested in the processes that shape ocean biogeochemical cycles and how environmental variability affects biological activity in the ocean. To achieve these goals, Alessandro uses a combination of biogeochemical modelling, data synthesis and fieldwork.
He is co-chair of the data management committee of the GEOTRACES programme, is a Lead Author on the current IPCC special report on the Changing Oceans and Cryosphere, co-chairs a SCOR working group on iron modelling and is a Challenger Fellow.

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Is fieldwork a requirement for a career in marine science?

Please save the date for an introductory and perception gathering event run by a subset of the Challenger Society EDIA working group. The virtual event will focus on ‘Evaluating perceptions of job roles in marine research and raising awareness of digital twinning of the oceans to promote diversity and inclusivity in the marine sciences.’ The event will take place on the 27th of January 2021 13:30-15:30 on zoom.


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The Decade Working Group (DWG): Update

In the UK marine community the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), hereafter ‘the Decade’, is gaining growing publicity. What is less well established is how UK marine researchers can participate in the Decade and how funding for research will emerge.

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New NERC Ocean Observations Consultation

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has asked the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to lead a piece of work on prioritising the sustained ocean observations that are most important to the UK and the international effort. 

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