2024 Challenger Fellows

Dr Anna Katavouta (National Oceanography Centre)
Dr Tiago Segabinazzi Dotto (National Oceanography Centre)
Woodward Fellowship: Dr Alastair Lough (University of Leeds)

2022 Challenger Fellows

Dr Alice Marzocchi (National Oceanography Centre)
Dr Antony Birchill (Environment Agency)
Dr Emma Cavan (Imperial College London)
Woodward Fellow: Dr Felipe Sales de Freitas (University Libre De Bruxelles)


2021 Challenger Fellows

Dr Alex Brearley (British Antarctic Survey)
Dr Hugh Venables (British Antarctic Survey)
Dr Rob Hall (University of East Anglia)
Woodward Fellow: Dr Robyn Tuerena (Scottish Association for Marine Science)

2018 Challenger Fellows

Dr Zhai Xioming (University of East Anglia)
Dr Stephanie Henson (NOC Southampton)
Dr Philip Goodwin (University of Southampton)
Dr Sebastian Hennige (University of Edinburgh)
Woodward Fellowship: Dr Sian Henley (University of Edinburgh)

2016 Challenger Fellows 

Dr Barbara Berx (Marine Scotland Science)
Dr Nick Higgs (Plymouth University)
Dr Alessandro Tagliabue (University of Liverpool)

2014 Challenger Fellows

Dr Mark Moore (National Oceanography Centre)
Dr Will Homoky (University of Oxford)

2012 Challenger Fellows

Dr Jenny Brown (National Oceanography Centre)
Dr Kate Hendry (Cardiff University)
Dr Daniel Mayor (University of Aberdeen)
Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop (SAHFOS)

2010 Challenger Fellows

Dr Claire Hughes (University of East Anglia)
Dr Dave Suggett (University of Essex)
Dr Alberto Naveira-Garabato (National Oceanography Centre)
Dr Laura Robinson (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

2008 Challenger Fellows

Dr Angela Hatton (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
Dr Maeve Lohan (University of Plymouth)
Dr Claire Mahaffey (University of Liverpool)
Dr Helen Johnson (University of Oxford)

2006 Challenger Fellows

Dr Sally Thorpe (British Antarctic Survey)
Dr Simon Ussher (University of Plymouth)
Dr Finlo Cottier (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
Dr Stephen Dye (CEFAS)

2004 Challenger Fellows

Dr John Allen (National Oceanography Centre)

2002 Challenger Fellows

Dr Chris Hughes (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory)
Dr David Marshall (University of Reading)
Dr Carol Robinson (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)
Dr Toby Tyrrell (National Oceanography Centre)

2000 Challenger Fellows

Dr Karen Heywood (University of East Anglia)
Dr Chris German (National Oceanography Centre)

Latest News

2024 Challenger Medallist and Fellows

We are delighted to announce the 2024 recipients of the Challenger Medal and the Challenger Fellowships. These biennial awards will be presented to awardees at the Challenger Conference in September.


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Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition

Please see a news item from the Royal Society below.

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition is now open for entries. Submit your photograph by 23 August 2024 in our categories of; Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Microimaging.

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Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities

The following Royal Society Philosophical Trans A issue has been highly cited and downloaded - Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities organised and edited by Andrew J S Meijers, Corinne Le Quéré CBE FRS, Pedro M S Monteiro, Jean-Baptiste Sallée and the articles can be accessed directly at www.bit.ly/TransA2249 

Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £40 by contacting sales@royalsociety.org

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