- Room 105, Reynolds, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Professor Georgy Shapiro
Professor In Physical Oceanography
School of Biological & Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)
Head of Plymouth Ocean Forecasting Centre
Professor in Physical Oceanography;
Teaching on BSc and MSc courses
Member of CENORE Steering Committee
MSc (plasma physics) Moscow Physical Technical University,1975 ;
PhD (plasma physics) Moscow Physical Technical University, 1978 ;
DSc (oceanology) P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1994 ;
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology ( IMarEST), Member
European Geosciences Union, Member;
Roles on external bodies
- Secretary for Shelf seas, European Geosciences Union, 2003-2005
- Member, Nansen Medal committee, European Geosciences Union, 2004-2005
- Member, Peer Review College, Natural Environment Research Council, 2003-2004, 2005-2008
- Convener/co-convener, Open Session on Coastal and Shelf Seas , European Geosciences Union, 1998-present
- Member, Operational Oceanography SIG, IMarEST 2016-present
- Member, Data Assimilation WG, National Partnership for Ocean Prediction, 2016-present
BSc, The Global Ocean (module leader) 2000-2015;
BSc, Shelf Seas and Estuaries (module leader) 2000-present;
BSc, Modelling the Marine Environment, 2005-2015
MSc, Modelling Marine Processes, 2015-present ;
MSc, Contemporary Issues in Marine Science 2015-present;
CPD, Advanced Oceanography of Shallow Seas, Remote Sensing and Modelling (program leader), 2016-present;
CPD, Advanced Ocean Dynamics, Optics, Acoustics and Programming (program leader), 2016-present;
CPD, Ocean Modelling, (program leader), 2016-present;
CPD, Intermediate Ocean Science, (program leader), 2016-present;
CPDM, Basic Oceanography and Meteorology ( module leader), 2015-present;
CPDM, Dynamical Oceanography, ( module leader), 2015-present;
CPDM, Underwater Light and Sound, ( module leader), 2016-present;
CPDM, Introduction to Ocean Modelling, ( module leader), 2016-present
- Shelf Sea and Coastal Oceanography
- Operational Oceanography
- Ocean circulation in the Black Sea and northern Indian Ocean
- Theory and Modelling of Mesoscale Physical Processes
- Sediment Transport in the Marine Environment
- Development and pre-operational validation of upgraded GMES Marine Core Services and capabilities (MyOcean)
- Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem Change (SESAME)
- Black Sea Recovery as a Basis of Regional Environmental Security (BSERP)
- The role of the Nordic Seas in shaping climate in Europe
- Mass transfer through the submarine canyons
- Dense water overflows off continental shelves(cascading)
- Meso-scale physical and biogeochemical processes in coastal waters of the Russian Arctic
- Interaction of shelf waters with deep ocean and its influence on transport of pollutants
- Suspended sediment transport over the continental slope
- Internal gravity waves and mesoscale gravity currents over the continental slope
- Dynamics of mesoscale dense water lenses (eddies)
- Mesoscale structure and dynamics of the intermediate waters in the ocean
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
- 1987,Andrey Gennadievich Kostianoy, PhD thesis title “Laboratory modelling of intra-thermocline eddies and slow density currents”
- 1990,Meschanov Sergei Leonidivich, PhD thesis title:” The structure of large scale intrusions and quasi-stationary frontal zones based on observational data”
- 1993, Mikhail Viktorovich Emelianov, PhD thesis title:”Meso-scale and small-scale structureof frontal zones in the Antarctic Ocean”
- 2004,Laurent Latche, PhD, thesis title "Analysis of water mass distribution andcirculation in the White Sea, Russia"
- 2005,Cecilia Enriquez Ortiz, PhD, thesis title "Mesoscale circulation in theBlack Sea: A study combining numerical modelling and observations"
- 2008, Clare O'Neil, PhD, thesis title "A study of dense water formation over Rockall Bank"
- 2013, Fred Wobus, PhD thesis title ” The dynamics of dense water cascades: from laboratory scales to the Arctic Ocean "
- 2014, Feng Chen, PhD thesis title: “Effect of Mesoscale Variability of Water Masses on Acoustic Wave Propagation in a Shallow Sea”
- 2017, Ali Saif Ali Saleh Almehrezi, PhD thesis title: "Local meteorology and its effect on electromagnetic wave propagation over the southern coast of the Arabian Gulf"
Grants & contracts
- A Study of the Bottom Currents on the Northwestern Shelf of the Black Sea Using a Regional Ocean Circulation Model, Exxon Mobil Corporation, contract A2578615, 2016-2017, Principal Investigator
- Course-based training for METOC Specialists (scientists), UAE government, contract Q20160122, Project executive lead, 2016-2017
- Development, Establishment and Delivery of a UAEOceanographic Centre (UAE-Ocean), Contract No. LG-33/300/01/2014, Project Executive Lead (2014-2020)
- Sea Basin Checkpoints – “Lot 4 Black Sea”. EU-Horizon 2020 Research Project, Contract Number EASME/EMFF/2014/22.214.171.124/LOT 4/SI2.709436, PIof the University of Plymouth team, (2015-2018)
- Policy-oriented Environmental Research in Southern European Seas (PERSEUS), EU-FP7 Research Project, Theme “Oceans of Tomorrow”OCEAN.2011-3, Grant Agreement No. 287600, , PI of the University of Plymouth team (2012-2015).
- Pre-Operational Marine Service Continuity in Transition towards Copernicus( MyOcean FO), EU-Horizon 2020, Project reference: 633085, PIof the University of Plymouth team (2014-2015).
- Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service ( MyOcean2), EU-FP7-SPACE Research project, Project reference: 283367, PI of the University of Plymouth team (2012-2014)
- Development and pre-operational validation of upgraded GMES Marine Core Services and capabilities (MyOcean) EU-FP7 Research Project, PI of the University of Plymouth team (2009-2011)
- Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem Change (SESAME), EU-FP6 Research Project, PI of the University of Plymouth team (2006-2011)
- Black Sea Recovery as a Basis of Regional Environmental Security, Collaborative Research project NUKR.CLG.982285, Co-ordinator (2006-2009)
- The Nordic Seas in the global climate system, EU project INTAS-03-51-4620, Leader of the University of Plymouth team (2004-2007)
- Mass transfer through the submarine canyons, EU project INTAS- 01-460, Leader of the University of Plymouth team (2002-2005)
- Dense water overflows off continental shelves (cascading), EU project INTAS-99-1600 , Leader of the University of Plymouth team (2000-2003)
- Meso-scale physical and biogeochemical processes in coastal waters of the Russian Arctic, EU project INTAS-97-1881,Leader of Shirshov Institute team (1998-2000), Leader of the University of Plymouth team (2000-2001)
- Interaction of shelf waters with deep ocean and its influence on transport of pollutants, Russian Ministry of Science and Technology, Co-Principal Investigator, (1999-2001).
- Dynamics of water mass exchange and suspended sediment transport over the continental slope, Russian Foundation for Basic Research project 97-05-65635, Principal Investigator, (1997 - 1999).
- Cascading of shelf water over a continental slope, the Royal Society International research project, Co-Principal Investigator (1997 - 1999).
- Internal gravity waves and mesoscale gravity currents over the continental slope,EU-INTAS/RFBR project IN/RU-95-969,Principal Investigator (1997 - 1999).
- Coastal zone: Theoretical study of physical processes, Russian Ministry of Science and Technology, Principal Investigator, (1995 - 1998).
- Dynamics of dense lenses on continental shelves, Natural Environmental Research Council project GR9/01895, Senior Visiting Scientist at the University of Wales Bangor,(1995-1996)
- Mesoscale structure and dynamics of the intermediate waters in the ocean, International Science Foundation (George Soros' Fund) project JG7100, Principal Investigator, (1995).
- Mesoscale dynamics of intermediate waters in the ocean, Russian Foundation for Basic Research project 94-05-17302, Principal Investigator, (1994 - 1996).
- Comprehensive study of mesoscale processes in the shelf- slope regions of the ocean,international project funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Russian Federation, Co-Principal Investigator, (1994 - 1995).
- Centre of Excellence in Naval Oceanographic Research and Education
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Sea-going Oceanographic Experience
- 2004 -R/V Akademik, 12 days, the Black Sea, Chief scientist
- 2000 - R/V Kartesh, 14 days, the White Sea, Physical Oceanographer
- 1998 - R/V Akademik Vavilov, 65 days , Arctic Ocean, Head of Internal Wave Group
- 1989-1990 - R/V Professor S. Dorofeev, 78 days, Canary Basin, East Atlantic; Deputy Chief Scientist.
- 1987-1988 - R/V Professor Shtokman, 105 days, Benguella Current, South Atlantic; Physical Oceanographer.
- 1985-1986 - R/V Akademik Kurchatov, 120 days, Namibia Shelf, South Atlantic, Physical Oceanographer.
- 1982 - R/V Akademik Kurchatov, 80 days, North Atlantic; Meteorologist
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