Mr Jonathan Coe

Mr Jonathan Coe


School of Biological & Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)


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MarineScience Technician

As the Marine Science Technician I provide technical help and support for field,project and practical lab based work across MSc and BSc programmes including MSc Applied Marine Science, MSc Renewable Energies, MSci (Hons) Ocean Science, BSc (Hons) Ocean Science and Marine Conservation, BSc (Hons) Oceanography and coastal processes, and BSc(Hons) Marine Sciences with Foundation Year.   I also provide module specific support for BSc Environmental Science, MSc Hydrography, BSc (Hons) Ocean Exploration and Surveying and BSc Marine Biology.

Myrole involves teaching students how to use oceanographic equipment, explainingdata collection techniques and data interpretation, writing risk assessments,designing fieldwork activities, discussing the practicalities of fieldwork andequipment use for projects and dissertations as well as on site support in thefield. I also have a role helping with PhD research and commercial researchprojects in the design and implementation of fieldwork and adapting oralternate use of existing equipment and for data collection. 

In addition to this I work on the 13 meter university Research Vessel Falcon Spirit. I am a commercially endorsed skipper which 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 scientific equipment used on the boats and in the development of risk assessments relating to the equipment and fieldwork. 


IOSH Managing Safely 
Professional Development in Academic Practice
Mental Health First Aider  
YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor
Sit Astride ATV - All terrain Use including loads & trailers
Commercially Endorsed National Powerboat Certificate Level 2
MSc Marine Geosciences
BSc (Hons) Ocean Exploration
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
Dip (HE) Psychiartic Nursing


Professional membership

MIScT - Member of The Institute of Science & Technology 

RSciTech - Resistered Science Technician, The Science Council
AFHEA - Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy

Other academic activities

While working on a variety of courses I have developed skills in physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, chemistry, sediment analysis, land survey techniques, water quality monitoring, nutrient analysis, marine pollution, environmental change, conservation, catchment characterisation, environmental impact assessments, marine optics and acoustics, physics, marine biology, geology and coastal processes.

I am the Marine Science Specialist in using the Sea-Bird Rosette System and Sea-Bird SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD.  


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