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The work that I do helps to ensure the continued accuracy of ocean colour data that underpin the new generation of ESA ocean observing satellites, that will be the principal European marine Earth Observation platform for the next 20 years. These satellite data in synergy with high, quality in-situ data provide the means to address environmental issues and challenges and to support policies to protect marine ecosystems. 

Dr Gavin H Tilstone
Bio-optical oceanographer

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Professor Steve Widdicombe

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Professor Nicola Beaumont

Head of Science - Sea and Society
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Professor Jerry Blackford

Head of Science: Marine Systems Modelling
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Professor Steve Groom

Head of Science - Earth Observation
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Professor Pennie Lindeque

Head of Science: Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
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Professor Matthew Palmer

Head of Science - Digital Innovation & Marine Autonomy
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Professor Tim Smyth

Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations
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Dr Ruth Airs

Marine Biogeochemist and Head of Postgraduate Studies
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Dr Yuri Artioli

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Angus Atkinson

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Elizabeth C. Atwood

Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Muchamad Al Azhar

Ocean Modeller
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Deep S. Banerjee

Modelling Scientist
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Amanda Beesley

Zooplankton analyst
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Professor Tom Bell

Ocean-atmosphere biogeochemist
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Dr Zara Botterell

PhD Fellow
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Dr Sarah Breimann

Analytical chemist
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Dr Stefanie Broszeit

Senior marine ecosystem services scientist
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Ian Brown

Marine Chemist
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Dr Andrei Chuprin

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Dr James Clark

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Dan Clewley

Senior Research Software Engineer
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Dr Matthew Cole

Senior Marine Ecologist and Ecotoxicologist
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Dr Rachel Coppock

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Lee de Mora

Marine Ecosystem Modeller
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Dr Marius Dewar

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Andrew Edwards-Jones

Social Scientist
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Elaine Fileman

Plankton Ecologist
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Professor Helen Findlay

Biological Oceanographer
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Professor James Fishwick

Head of Smart Sound Plymouth and Head of Operations and Technology, Western Channel Observatory
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Professor Kevin Flynn

Plankton ecophysiology modeller
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Dr Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas

Environmental Psychologist
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Dr Giovanni Galli

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Dr Samantha Garrard

Marine Ecosystem Services Researcher
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James Harding

AI/Machine Learning Data Scientist
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Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
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Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Ben Howey

Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Thomas Jackson

Remote Sensing and Ocean Optics Scientist
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Dr Molly James

Marine Ecosystems Modeller
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William Jay

Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst
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Dr Bror Jonsson

Senior scientist
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Dr Thomas Jordan

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Susan Kay

Numerical Modeller
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Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Gemma Kulk

Phytoplankton physiologist
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Dr Andrey Kurekin

Marine Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Peter Land

Remote Sensing Scientist
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Dr Angus Laurenson

Scientific Python Guru
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Dr Gennadi Lessin

Marine System Modeller
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Dr Yaru Li

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Dr Junfang Lin

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Xiaohan Liu

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Thomas Mansfield

Data Systems Architect
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Dr Océane Marcone

Social Science Researcher
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Dr Nicola Martin

Senior Earth Observation Research Software Engineer
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Dr Victor Martinez-Vicente

Bio-optical oceanographer
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Aser Mata

Earth Observation Scientist
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Andrea McEvoy

Plankton Ecologist
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Louise McNeill

Benthic Ecologist and Faunal Taxonomist
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Thomas Mesher

Macrofaunal Ecologist
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Dr Rebecca Millard

Digital Marine Biologist (Bioinformatician)
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Dr Peter Miller

Marine Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr David Moffat

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Scientist
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Anthony B. Ndah

Ecosystem Scientist
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Joana Nunes

Benthic Ecologist
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Dr Benjamin O'Driscoll

Data Visualisation and GIS Developer
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Keila Guillen Oñate

Environmental Economist
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Silvia Pardo

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Helen Parry

Molecular Biologist and Physiologist
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Dr Dale Partridge

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Christine Pascoe

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Jani Pewter

Instrument and Data Technician

Dr Helen Powley

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Dr Graham Quartly

Physical oceanographer (Remote sensing)
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Professor Ana M Queirós

Senior Marine and Climate Change Ecologist
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Dr Andy Rees

Marine biogeochemist
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Lloyd Rees

Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion Operations Manager
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Dr Olivia Rendón

Senior Environmental Economist
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Dr Saskia Rühl

Digital Marine Biologist
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Dr Mahasweta Saha

Marine Chemical Ecologist
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Dr Sevrine Sailley

Ecosystem modeller
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Dr Shubha Sathyendranath

Merit Remote Sensing Scientist
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Dr Nick Selmes

Earth Observation Scientist
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Professor Stefan Simis

Earth Observation Scientist (inland/coastal waters)
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Dr Jozef Skakala

Ecosystem modeller
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Darren Snee

Data and Web Services Engineer
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Emma Sullivan

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Claire Szostek

Ecosystem Services Scientist
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Dr Karen Tait

Microbial Ecologist
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Dr Liz Talbot

Marine Ecologist
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Dr Glen Tarran

Marine microbial ecologist
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Dr Gavin H Tilstone

Bio-optical oceanographer
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Dr Ricardo Torres

Systems Modeller Data Assimilation
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Professor Osvaldo Ulloa

Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow
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Peter Walker

Remote Sensing scientist
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Dr Mark Warren

Remote sensing scientist
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Joanna Warwick

Post-doctoral researcher
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Michael Wathen

Research Software Engineer
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Dr Stephen Watson

Senior Ecosystems Services Scientist
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Claire Widdicombe

Plankton Ecologist
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Dr Juliane Wihsgott

Digital Oceanographer
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Dr Robert Wilson

Ecosystem Modeller
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E. Malcolm S. Woodward

Chemical oceanographer
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Dr Ming-Xi Yang

Chemical Oceanographer
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Divya Viswam Ambili

MRes student
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Shauna Corr

PhD student
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Emilie Courtecuisse

PhD student
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Jasmin Dorinda

PhD student
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Heather Emberson-Marl

MSc student
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Daniel Ford

PhD Student
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Hannah Green

PhD Student

Anneliese Hodge

MRes student
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George Manville

PhD student

Hayley McIlwraith

PhD student

Emma Moyse

Visiting PhD student

Francesco Pallottino

PhD Student
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Paula Pereira

Research intern
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Sreelekshmy Shylaja

MRes student
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Natalie Smith

PhD student
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Oliver Thomas

PhD student
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Chris Walkinshaw

PhD Student
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Sian Coughlin

Head of Financial Services

Jacqueline Cullum

Accounts Officer

Justine Dolling

Financial Controller

Samantha Farrell

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Duncan McFarlane

Legal Contracts Officer

Mihaela Panaete

Accounts Officer

Dean Richards

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Marta Weremczuk

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James Lord

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Lesley Nel

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Graham Beddoe

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Lee Merchant

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Dr Rachael Rees

Science Facilities Manager

Valerie Barlow

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Hannah Evans

HR Administrator

Elizabeth Hamilton

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Maddie Riley

Human Resources Administrator

Dr Ruth Calder-Potts

Research & Impact Services Officer
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Christina Devereux

Science Support Office Manager
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Suzanne Hawkins

Science Support Officer
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Jessica Heard

Research & Impact Services Manager
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Meryl Hopper

Science Support Officer
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Jennifer Lockett

Head of Integrated Research, Impact & Support Services
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Emily Widdecombe

Research & Impact Services Officer
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Cathy Woods

Science Support Officer
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Tim Andrews

Linux Engineer

Joe Bishop

Windows server systems & infrastructure specialist

Joshua Clapton

Junior IT Support Technician

Liam Gilbard

System and Applications Developer

Gary Holder

Head of ITG

John Jury

IT Customer Support Specialist

Dr Matt Frost

Head of International Office
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Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
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Tristan Jaycock

Marine engineer
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Andrew Pawley

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Andrew Perkin

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Georgina Ramm

Deputy Skipper and Ships Science Officer
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Gary Stevens

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Dawn Ashby

Senior Communications Officer
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Kelly-Marie Davidson

Senior Communications Officer
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Daniel Jones

Head of Marketing & Communications
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Thecla Keizer

Deputy Head International Office & International Marketing and Business Development Executive
tke9/28/2023 12:18:18

Megan Thompson

Web Project Assistant
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Jon White

jowa9/28/2023 12:18:18

Ari Winfield

Digital Communications & Social Media Specialist
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Dr Tristan Biggs

Applied Research Scientist
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Ben Calton

Head of Geospatial Applications - PML Applications Ltd
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Samuel Fawcett

Applied Scientist - PML Applications Ltd
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Tim Fileman

Head of Centre for Coastal Technologies - PML Applications Ltd
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Kim Hockley

Project Manager
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Maria Igoshina

Project Support Officer - PML Applications Ltd
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Dr Dimitrios Kaloudis

Head of the Centre for Environmental Solutions - PML Applications Ltd
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Natasha Lloyd

Business Development Manager - PML Applications Ltd
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Emmanuel Nwokocha

Python Developer - PML Applications Ltd
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Lloyd Rees

Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion Operations Manager
lre9/28/2023 12:18:18

Tom Rees

Applied Marine Technician
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Dr Tom Vance

Chief Operating Officer - PML Applications Ltd
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Anna Yunnie

Principal Consultant - PML Applications Ltd
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Professor Jim Aiken

Emeritus Fellow
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Mike Allen

Honorary Fellow
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Professor Manuel Barange

Honorary Fellow
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Michael Bedington

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Zara Botterell

PhD Fellow
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Robert Brewin

Honorary Fellow
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Jorn Bruggeman

Honorary Fellow
jbr9/28/2023 12:18:18

Stefano Ciavatta

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Peter Claridge

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Bob Clarke

krc9/28/2023 12:18:18

Giorgio Dall'Olmo

Honorary Fellow
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Sarah Dashfield

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Stephen de Mora

Emeritus Fellow
sjdm9/28/2023 12:18:18

Dr Joanna L Dixon

Honorary Fellow
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Patrick Downes

PhD Fellow
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Professor Martin Edwards

Ocean Ecologist (Honorary Fellow)
maed9/28/2023 12:18:18

Dr Jose Fernandes

Honorary Fellow
jfs9/28/2023 12:18:18

Lora Fleming

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Roger Harris

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Anthony Hawkins

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Tom Hutchinson

PML Fellow
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Professor Carole Llewellyn

Honorary Fellow
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Dr David Lowe

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Fauzi Mantoura

Emeritus Fellow
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Jacqueline Maud

PhD Fellow
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Professor Michael Moore

Emeritus Fellow
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Sarah Nelms

PhD Fellow
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Professor Philip Nightingale

Emeritus Fellow
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Jan Penreath

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Jan Pentreath

PML Fellow
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Professor Robin Pingree

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Luca Polimene

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Marie-Fanny Racault

PML Honorary Fellow, based at University of East Anglia

Assistant Professor Dionysios Raitsos

Honorary Fellow
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Professor James Readman

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Rebecca Shellock

PhD Fellow
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David Smith

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Emily Stebbings

PhD Fellow
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John Stephens

Honorary Fellow
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Professor Arnold Taylor

Emeritus Fellow
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Torsten Thiele

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Carol Turley

PML Fellow
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Dr Reg Uncles

Emeritus Fellow
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Dr Richard Warwick

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Andrew Watson

Honorary Fellow

Professor John Widdows

Emeritus Fellows
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Fiona Beckman

POGO Communications Officer
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Karolina Iwaniak

POGO Accounts Officer
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Laura Ruffoni

POGO Administrative Assistant
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Dr Sophie Seeyave

POGO Chief Executive Officer
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Jenny Thompson

OBON Programme Assistant

Graham Beddoe

Quality Manager

Louise Baker

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Stephanie Raw

sra9/28/2023 12:18:18

Josie Ashford

joas9/28/2023 12:18:18

Michael Ashford

Laboratory Cleaner
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Louise Baker

loba9/28/2023 12:18:18

Lee Merchant

Buildings and Facilities Manager

Stephanie Raw

sra9/28/2023 12:18:18

Anthony Staff

Deputy Services Manager
ajst9/28/2023 12:18:18

Mark Wilson

Technical Services Assistant
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