Professor Mike Meredith

I am a seagoing oceanographer focusing on physics, but I love collaborating with biogeochemists, biologists, and scientists from other disciplines. I lead the Polar Oceans team at BAS and I am professor at Bristol and UHI-SAMS. After degrees at Southampton, I did a postdoc and a stint as a NERC fellow at UEA before joining BAS in 2000 (with “sabbatical” at POL, 2002-2004).

I served as chair of the Southern Ocean Observing System between 2011-2015, currently sit on POGO, and I am the current UK representative for IAPSO. My Media work includes working with BBC on the production of ”Frozen Planet II” and on a Netflix documentary called “Oceans” (both in production).

I was awarded the Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica in2018, the 2018 Challenger Medal, and the 2020 Polar medal

Latest News

Is fieldwork a requirement for a career in marine science?

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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The Decade Working Group (DWG): Update

In the UK marine community the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), hereafter ‘the Decade’, is gaining growing publicity. What is less well established is how UK marine researchers can participate in the Decade and how funding for research will emerge.

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New NERC Ocean Observations Consultation

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has asked the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to lead a piece of work on prioritising the sustained ocean observations that are most important to the UK and the international effort. 

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