Emma Cavan

Emma 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.

Latest News

Challenger Society 2020 Conference

Challenger Society 2020 Conference
at SAMS , Oban
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Save the date....7th-11th September, 2020

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West Antarctic Peninsular and Scotia Arc - Working Group Meeting 2020

Details of the 2020 working group meeting 1st August 2020
XXXVI SCAR, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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Ocean Challenge search function

There is a new online search function for all Ocean Challenge issues that allows anyone to easily search for articles on a specific topic. We hope this will be used not just by the marine science community but by educators who would otherwise not have access to such resources.

(8/11/2017).

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