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.

Latest News

New Seagoing Bursary for Students and Early Career Scientists

NOC has received funding from West P&I to deliver a seagoing bursary to enable students and early career scientists, including from developing countries, to experience sea-going science.

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Net Zero Oceanographic Capability (NZOC) Workshop: Future Research Platforms as Data Hubs in a Connected World

Net Zero Oceanographic Capability (NZOC) Workshop: Future Research Platforms as Data Hubs in a Connected World
Thursday 22nd April 2021

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BBC article - History of the Challenger Expedition

BBC Futures, Stephen Dowling, 5th Feb 2021
A really great narrative, charting the story of the Challenger expedition

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