John spent 20 very happy years working as a Civil Engineer in many parts of the UK, but also with 10 years in Tanzania, Dubai and Oman before returning to study Geophysical Sciences at UEA as a mature student. He discovered the science of oceanography and in particular coastal processes and carried on to complete a PhD at UEA, working with an inspiring research group at UEA, guided by Chris Vincent in 2004.
After a UEA post doc job, a lecturer's post and a further three years working as a marine specialist with Meteorologists Weatherquest Ltd, he moved to Cefas eight years ago and now heads numerical modelling and advises on scientific computing. Whilst scientifically, he stays close to coastal processes at Cefas, much of his work involves numerical modelling of coastal processes, geomorphology and water quality. Working at Cefas involves working with an extremely lively bunch of fellow scientists and although a government department (executive agency of Defra) is a fantastic place to work to integrate so many scientific disciplines and be part every aspect of marine science imaginable.
I have been a member of the Challenger Society since 2002 and was elected as Honorary Secretary, despite my attrocious spelling! I now am the web developer and Mattias Green is the Honorary Secretary.
Challenger Society 2020 Conference
Conference Postponed until Sept 2021 due to Covid-19 outbreak.Challenger Society 2020 Conference
at SAMS , Oban
6th-10th September, 2021
Registration, and Abstract submission is available on the conference website at https://challenger2020.co.uk
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
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.