Experts Directory: marine and maritime

Professor Martin Attrill

  • @ Marine ecology
  • @ Biodiversity
  • @ Aquatic organisms
  • @ Invertebrates
  • @ Seabeds
  • @ Climate
  • @ Marine Conservation

Dr Sarah Bass

  • @ Underwater acoustics
  • @ Sediment transport
  • @ Estuarine dynamics

Dr Mark Briffa

  • @ Marine biology
  • @ Animal behaviour
  • @ Animal aggresion
  • @ Hermit crabs
  • @ Animal communication

Dr Murray Brown

  • @ Marine plant biology
  • @ Algae
  • @ Seagrasses
  • @ Marine and freshwater environmental toxicology
  • @ Climate change
  • @ Seaweed aquaculture and biotechnology

Professor Martin Attrill, Director of the Marine Institute

If we are to sustainably fish our seas and support the livelihoods of those people who depend upon them, then we must all be custodians of the marine environment

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Captain Jonathan Challacombe

  • @ Shipping
  • @ Ship operations
  • @ Maritime business
  • @ Ship brokering
  • @ Maritime environment
  • @ Marine pollution

Dr Daniel Conley

  • @ Nearshore sediment transport
  • @ Nearshore waves
  • @ Marine renewable energy
  • @ Wave remote sensing
  • @ Coastal erosion
  • @ Estuarine circulation

Dr Alistair Cree

  • @ Materials engineering
  • @ Structural integrity
  • @ Corrosion protection

Dr Yong Ming Dai

  • @ Marine renewable energy
  • @ Marine engineering
  • @ Marine propulsion and hydrodynamics
  • @ Computational fluid dynamics

Dr Mark Davidson

  • @ Coastal erosion
  • @ Remote sensing of coastal dynamics

Professor John Dinwoodie

  • @ International shipping and logistics
  • @ Sustainable port management
  • @ Maritime supply chains

Dr Mark Davidson, Associate Professor (Reader) in Coastal Processes

For Britain, and especially here in the South West, it’s important to predict how the coastline will respond to changing conditions, such as the increased storminess we’ve been experiencing

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Dr Clare Embling

  • @ Marine vertebrate ecology
  • @ Biological oceanography
  • @ Bioacoustics
  • @ Marine conservation
  • @ Habitat mapping
  • @ Marine renewable energy

Dr Steve Fletcher

  • @ Marine policy
  • @ Coastal management
  • @ Marine conservation
  • @ Marine ecosystem services
  • @ Marine protection
  • @ Ocean

Dr Andrew Foggo

  • @ Biodiversity
  • @ Ecology
  • @ Biostatistics
  • @ Applied statistics
  • @ Multivariate statistics
  • @ Plant-grazer interactions

Dr Andrew Fox

  • @ Civil engineering management
  • @ Project management
  • @ Contract management
  • @ Disaster management
  • @ Philosophy of engineering

John Dinwoodie, Professor of Maritime Logistics

Working proactively to ensure sustainability issues are addressed – and having a mechanism in place to mitigate against any challenges which arise – is integral to safeguarding jobs in the long term, something which is vital to maritime communities

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Dr Jasper Graham-Jones

  • @ Materials failure
  • @ Failure analysis
  • @ Marine technology
  • @ Manufacturing engineering
  • @ Boat and yacht surveying
  • @ Welding, Adhesive and joining technologies

Professor Deborah Greaves

  • @ Computational fluid dynamics
  • @ Fluid structure interaction
  • @ Marine renewable energy

Dr Stephen Grove

  • @ Polymer composites
  • @ Composites manufacture
  • @ Property measurement

Mr Mark Hagger

  • @ Diving
  • @ Recreational diving

Deborah Greaves, Professor of Ocean Engineering

Coastal engineering and marine renewable energy are trying to address some of our most pressing issues: climate change, rising sea levels, increasing storminess, and the security of our energy needs

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Professor Jason Hall-Spencer

  • @ Marine biology
  • @ Diving
  • @ Fishing
  • @ Corals
  • @ Underwater submersibles
  • @ Ocean acidification

Dr Nicholas Higgs

  • @ Deep ocean
  • @ Whale stranding
  • @ Marine ecology

Dr Liz Hodgkinson

  • @ Women in engineering
  • @ Gender and technology
  • @ Leadership and management

Captain Robert Hone

  • @ Shipping
  • @ Navigation
  • @ Ship management
  • @ Bridge team management
  • @ Ship safety systems

Jason Hall-Spencer, Professor of Marine Biology

Unless CO2 emissions are curbed, we predict that by 2100, warming will kill off the kelp forests in the south, ocean acidification will remove maerl beds in the north and invasive species will thrive

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Dr Phil Hosegood

  • @ Physical oceanography
  • @ Marine renewable energy
  • @ Marine protected areas
  • @ Human element

Dr Kerry Howell

  • @ Deep-sea biology
  • @ Marine conservation
  • @ Deep-water fisheries
  • @ Habitat mapping

Professor Gregorio Iglesias

  • @ Coastal engineering
  • @ Harbour engineering
  • @ Marine renewable energy
  • @ Port structures

Dr Simon Ingram

  • @ Dolphins
  • @ Marine mammal conservation
  • @ Marine mammal behaviour
  • @ Cetacean conservation
  • @ Cetacean ecology

Dr Nicholas Higgs, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The exploration of the deep sea in the past decades has led to the discovery of hundreds of new species with unique adaptations to survive in extreme environments, giving rise to important questions on their origin and evolution through geological time

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Professor M Neil James

  • @ Structural integrity
  • @ Failure analysis
  • @ Material properties
  • @ Welding
  • @ Residual stresses
  • @ Fatigue and fracture

Mr Adam Kyte

  • @ Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • @ Engineering design
  • @ Educational research
  • @ ICT (in education)
  • @ Secondary schools
  • @ Teacher education

Professor Gerd Masselink

  • @ Coastal erosion
  • @ Beaches
  • @ Coastal geomorphology

Dr Mike McCulloch

  • @ Astrophysics
  • @ Ocean physics
  • @ General physics

Professor Neil James, Head of the School of Marine Science and Engineering

Engineering is all about solving problems and, rather like crossword puzzles, there’s a lot of fun and intellectual stimulation in finding an optimum solution and testing it

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Dr Jon Miles

  • @ Beach processes
  • @ Longshore transport
  • @ Beach erosion
  • @ Rip currents
  • @ Sea walls
  • @ Coastal defences

Professor Geoff Millward

  • @ Marine chemistry
  • @ Aquatic pollution
  • @ Metals and radionuclides
  • @ Environmental impact assessment
  • @ Technical director ISO9001 accredited laboratory

Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop, Lecturer in Marine Conservation

What I am really interested in is finding those important pieces of science that can become evidence for policy change in marine management and conservation. Science is fascinating for science’s sake, but I’m excited about integrating it into policy

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Dr Colin Munn

  • @ Microbiology
  • @ Marine microbiology
  • @ Microbial pathogenicity
  • @ Host-pathogen and host-symbiont interactions
  • @ Coral disease

Professor Camille Parmesan

  • @ Climate change
  • @ Climate change impacts
  • @ Climate change conservation
  • @ Butterfly conservation
  • @ Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC)
  • @ Species shifts in timing and in distributions

Dr Md Jahir Rizvi

  • @ Marine vessels
  • @ Computational modelling of marine vessels and electronics
  • @ Reliability and failure analysis of micro-joints
  • @ Thermal management for marine electronics

Gerd Masselink, Professor of Coastal Geomorphology

Normally we would expect sand eroded during winter to be returned to beaches over the summer, but last year’s winter waves moved the sand so far offshore or alongshore that it cannot easily come back

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Professor Michael Roe

  • @ Shipping and ports
  • @ Maritime policy
  • @ Maritime governance

Dr Simon Rundle

  • @ Aquatic biology
  • @ Bio-imaging
  • @ Developmental Eco-physiology

Professor Paul Russell

  • @ Beach processes
  • @ Coastal erosion
  • @ Nearshore waves
  • @ Surf science

Professor Camille Parmesan is NMA Chair in Public Understanding of Marine Science and Human Health

This area of science has such an immediate relevance to society, and that motivates and inspires me. It has genuine impact, and it is vital that we engage with policy-makers and make them aware of the changes that are happening to our global systems

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Dr Sanjay Sharma

  • @ Unmanned marine vehicles
  • @ Artificial intelligent techniques
  • @ Marine renewable energy
  • @ Engineering - industrial control Systems
  • @ Engineering - design processes

Professor Geoff Skates

  • @ Engineering-interdisciplinary design
  • @ Operations management
  • @ Project management
  • @ Industrial control systems
  • @ Building management systems
  • @ Life cycle design

Dr John Summerscales

  • @ Composite materials
  • @ Composites engineering
  • @ Composite structures
  • @ Composites manufacture
  • @ Life cycle assessment
  • @ Sustainable materials
  • @ Microstructural characterisation
  • @ Non-destructive testing

Richard Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology

Globally we produce over 300 million tonnes of plastic every year and around 40 per cent is for single-use items, including plastic bags. These items have a short life-in-service, but will then persist in the environment as waste for years to come

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Professor Richard Thompson

  • @ Marine pollution
  • @ Benthic ecology
  • @ Plastic pollution
  • @ Marine debris
  • @ Microplastics

Dr Sarah Tuck

  • @ Maritime commerce
  • @ Shipping and ports (environment)
  • @ Ports stakeholders
  • @ Grounded theory