Emma CavanEmma is a marine biogeochemist (post-doc) working at the University of Tasmania's (Australia) Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. She works on the biological carbon pump (BCP) which is an ecological process transporting organic carbon via particles synthesised by phytoplankton to the deep ocean. It's a complex system which results in significant amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide being removed from the global carbon cycle. Her work in Tasmania focusses specifically on the BCP in the Southern Ocean which has an important climate geoengineering potential.
Emma did both her undergraduate degree in marine biology and PhD in marine biogeochemistry at the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Southampton.
Her work has taken me on many research cruises and she's also been heavily involved in aspects of science outside of research such as policy, diversity and communications.
Emma is responsible for the Society's communications - social media and the website. Please get in contact through the contact form on this website if you have any comments or queries.
New edition of Ocean Challenge is available for download
We are very pleased to announce that the new edition of Ocean Challenge V22 No.2 is available for download.
Sea Level SIG Meeting - Registration/Abstract submission open
2nd-4th July 2018 the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level will be hosting an international conference on sea-level at NOC and the University of Liverpool. We're already receiving abstracts for speakers and posters, so make sure you submit yours soon - abstract deadline is the 30th March.
Seeking Expressions Of Interest for position of Honorary Secretary on the Challenger Council
We seek lively and engaging scientists, from academia or industry, enthusiastic about supporting career development for our colleagues and helping to shape and manage the future of one of oldest and foremost Marine Science Societies in the world. We have three Council positions available including Honorary Secretary. See http://challenger-society.org.uk/join_council for more information.