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Mr Marcus Zanacchi

Teaching and Support Assistant

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


2013 - present

Research Student: Physical Controls on Primary Production Distribution in Marginally Stratified Shelf Seas.


Dr Phil Hosegood (Director of Studies) (Plymouth University)
Dr Jill Schwarz (Plymouth University)
Dr Ricardo Torres (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)


Currently undertaking research on the dynamics of marginally stratified shelf seas. Through the analysis of extensive field data, numerical model output and remote sensing, I aim to identify the key processes that govern turbulent mixing and restratification within the Celtic Sea, UK.


MRes Ocean Science  (2011-2012) at the University of Southampton

Dissertation title: Determining the Volume Mean Arctic Salinity using Modern Ocean Climatology 
Supervised by: Dr Sheldon Bacon

IPY Polar Field School (2010) at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS, Svalbard, Norway)

BSc (Hons) Ocean Science (2007-2010) at Plymouth University
Dissertation title: A Laboratory Study of Floc Characteristics of Cohesive Sediments from the Salcombe Estuary
Supervised by: Dr Andrew Manning

Research interests

Physical Oceanography

Biological Oceanography
Shelf Sea Oceanography