Dr Sophie Berenice-Wilmes
After graduating in Ocean Science at Bangor University, an MSc degree in Climate Sciences at the University of Bern in Switzerland and PhD at Bangor University with Dr Mattias Green and Prof James Scourse, Sophie spent two years as a PostDoc at Oregon State University collaborating with Prof Andreas Schmittner before moving back to Bangor University to work on two international EU projects, BlueFish and COCKLES.
She looks at long-term changes in the tides due to variations in sea-level and climate and has focussed on the impacts of tidal changes on the large-scale ocean circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum. Currently, she is investigating larval transport patterns in UK shelf seas and along the Atlantic margin, which are heavily influenced by the tide. The projects BlueFish and COCKLES are trying to understand the interannual variability in larval supply and the implications of connectivities between different shellfish habitats on their resilience to future climate change.
Joining the Challenger Council , Sophie will mentor the Travel and Stepping Stones awards for Students and Early Career Scientists.
Net Zero Oceanographic Capability: Workshop
The Net Zero Oceanographic Capability (NZOC) project is running a virtual workshop: ‘The 21st Century Marine Scientist: delivering science in a net zero world Workshop 1’ on Wednesday 27th January 2021
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
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.