Dr Siddhi Joshi
I am a marine biogeoscientist and LLM qualified human rights specialist based in London, UK, with strong interest in marine conservation and environmental protection. My professional interests include marine sediment dynamics and benthic habitat mapping, in particular of maerl or rhodolith beds (coralline red algae). Moving back to London in 2020 after 11 years in Galway, Ireland, I am a keen blogger and environmental educator behind the Seabed Habitats blog where I organise and host the Seabed Habitats Seminar Series- an exciting series of monthly talks by scientists around the world.
After a PhD at Earth and Ocean Sciences in National University of Ireland, Galway, based in the Biogeosciences research group. I recently completed a post-doctoral research year in Geography in NUI Galway and my LLM in International Human Rights Law at Irish Centre for Human Rights. My MSc was in Hydrographic Surveying at University College London (UCL) and BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology with Oceanography at the Southampton Oceanography Centre (as it was known then!) of University of Southampton. Although specialising in coastal dynamics, I have been on numerous deep sea cruises aboard the Irish research vessels Celtic Explorer and Celtic Voyager as well as the CCGS John P Tully in Canada. I have been a member of the Challenger Society for Marine Science since 2006 and am also a committee member of Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering.
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.
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.
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.