Jonathan Coe

Academic profile

Mx Jonathan Coe

Senior Technician (Marine Science)
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Jonathan's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 05: SDG 5 - Gender EqualityGoal 06: SDG 6 - Clean Water and SanitationGoal 07: SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean EnergyGoal 08: SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic GrowthGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below WaterGoal 15: SDG 15 - Life on LandGoal 16: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

About Jonathan

Senior Marine Science Technician

Co-Chair University of Plymouth LGBT+ Staff Forum

Within my role as Marine Sciences Technician I perform many and varied duties. I provide technical help and teaching support for field, project and practical lab based work on the MSc Applied Marine Science, MSc Renewable Energies, MSc Hydrography, BSc Environmental Science, MSci (Hons) Ocean Science, BSc (Hons)Ocean Exploration and Surveying , BSc (Hons) Ocean science and marine conservation and BSc (Hons) Oceanography and coastal processes and BSC (Hons) Marine Biology.

My role involves working with the BSc and MSc students teaching them how to use oceanographic equipment, explaining data collection techniques and data interpretation, how to write risk assessments, designing fieldwork activities, discussing the practicalities of fieldwork and equipment use for projects and dissertations as well as on site support in the field. I also have a role advising on PhD research and other research projects in the area of adapting or alternate use of existing equipment and designing fieldwork for data collection. 

As part of the Marine Station technical staff I manage the resources for oceanographic fieldwork including equipment, consumables and training of staff and students. In addition to this I work on the University of Plymouth research vessel, Falcon Spirit. I am also a commercially endorsed skipper. This allows me to skipper the other smaller boats in the Plymouth University fleet. My role in this context is to maintain a safe working environment during work at sea and to provide a positive student experience. I am also involved in the development of safe schemes of work for equipment that is used and in the development of risk assessments relating to the equipment and the general day to day tasks performed on the boats.

Contact Jonathan

Room 108, Marine Station, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 586170