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)

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Please save the date for an introductory and perception gathering event run by a subset of the Challenger Society EDIA working group. The virtual event will focus on ‘Evaluating perceptions of job roles in marine research and raising awareness of digital twinning of the oceans to promote diversity and inclusivity in the marine sciences.’ The event will take place on the 27th of January 2021 13:30-15:30 on zoom.


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New NERC Ocean Observations Consultation

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