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From an early age I was fascinated by the sea and the way it is driven by the ever-changing weather.  Working at PML nearly 25 years has deepened my interest and understanding of the marine environment and I consider myself privileged to be able to continually ask different questions about how things work; and sometimes coming up with the answers.

Professor Tim Smyth
Head of Science - Marine Biogeochemistry and Observations

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Professor Icarus Allen

Chief Executive of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and PML Applications Ltd

Geri Laing

PA to the Directorate & Company Secretary Assistant

Duncan McFarlane

Legal Contracts Officer

Beverly Tremain

Director of Operations & Company Secretary

Professor Steve Widdicombe

Director of Science and Deputy Chief Executive

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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Professor 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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Dr Yanna Alexia Fidai

Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Scientist

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 Samantha Garrard

Marine Ecosystem Services Researcher
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Carolyn Harris

Analytical Chemist
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Dr Frances E. Hopkins

Marine biogeochemist
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Professor Kerry Howell

Professor of Deep-Sea Ecology
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Dr Molly James

Marine Ecosystems Modeller
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William Jay

Geospatial Research Software Engineer
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Dr Thomas Jordan

Earth Observation Scientist: Ocean Optics
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Dr Susan Kay

Numerical Modeller
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Dr Vassilis Kitidis

Marine biogeochemist
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Dr Lekshmi Krishnakumary

Earth Observation Scientist
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Dr Gemma Kulk

Senior Earth Observation Scientist
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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 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 Rebecca Millington

Regional-Global Biogeochemical Modelling Scientist
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Dr David Moffat

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data 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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Dr 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

Marine and climate change ecologist
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Professor 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 May Rodriguez

Earth Observation Scientist
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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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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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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

PhD student
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George Manville

PhD student

Hayley McIlwraith

PhD student

Francesco Pallottino

PhD Student
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Paula Pereira

Research intern
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Catherine Philip

PhD 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

Contracts Administrator

Mihaela Panaete

Accounts Officer

Dean Richards

Finance Manager

Marta Weremczuk

Accounts Officer

Josie Ashford

Cleaning Supervisor
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Michael Ashford

Technical Services Assistant
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Phoebe Doyle

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Lee Merchant

Head of Estates and Facilities

Stephanie Raw

Senior Receptionist
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Anthony Staff

Deputy Services Manager
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Mark Wilson

Technical Services Assistant
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James Lord

Head of Fundraising
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Lesley Nel

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Lee Merchant

Head of Estates and Facilities

Dr Rachael Rees

Science Facilities Manager

Valerie Barlow

Human Resources Officer

Hannah Evans

HR Advisor

Elizabeth Hamilton

HR Operations Manager

Michael R

Head of People & Culture

Maddie Riley

HR Advisor

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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Elin Meek

Research and Impact Service 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

Professor 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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Amy Kenworthy

Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS) Project Manager

Tristan Jaycock

Marine engineer
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Andrew Pawley

scme6/22/2024 5:00:14

Andrew Perkin

ajpe6/22/2024 5:00:14

Georgina Ramm

Safety Advisor / Crewmember
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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
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Megan Thompson

Web Project Assistant
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Jon White

jowa6/22/2024 5:00:14

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
dka6/22/2024 5:00:14

Natasha Lloyd

Business Development Manager - PML Applications Ltd
nll6/22/2024 5:00:14

Emmanuel Nwokocha

Python Developer - PML Applications Ltd
eik6/22/2024 5:00:14

Lloyd Rees

Centre for Marine Biofouling and Corrosion Operations Manager
lre6/22/2024 5:00:14

Tom Rees

Applied Marine Technician
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Matt Smith

Marine Field Technician
msm6/22/2024 5:00:14

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
mbed6/22/2024 5:00:14

Dr Zara Botterell

PhD Fellow
zab6/22/2024 5:00:14

Robert Brewin

Honorary Fellow
robr6/22/2024 5:00:14

Jorn Bruggeman

Honorary Fellow
jbr6/22/2024 5:00:14

Stefano Ciavatta

Honorary Fellow
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Dr Peter Claridge

Emeritus Fellow
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Professor Bob Clarke

krc6/22/2024 5:00:14

Giorgio Dall'Olmo

Honorary Fellow
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Sarah Dashfield

Emeritus Fellow
sldas6/22/2024 5:00:14

Professor Stephen de Mora

Emeritus Fellow
sjdm6/22/2024 5:00:14

Dr Joanna L Dixon

Honorary Fellow
jod6/22/2024 5:00:14

Patrick Downes

PhD Fellow
patd6/22/2024 5:00:14

Professor Martin Edwards

Ocean Ecologist (Honorary Fellow)
maed6/22/2024 5:00:14

Dr Jose Fernandes

Honorary Fellow
jfs6/22/2024 5:00:14

Lora Fleming

Honorary Fellow
lfl6/22/2024 5:00:14

Dr Roger Harris

Emeritus Fellow
rph6/22/2024 5:00:14

Dr Anthony Hawkins

Emeritus Fellow
ajsh6/22/2024 5:00:14

Professor Tom Hutchinson

PML Fellow
thom16/22/2024 5:00:14

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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Professor Jan Pentreath

Emeritus 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
aht6/22/2024 5:00:14

Torsten Thiele

Honorary Fellow
tth6/22/2024 5:00:14

Dr Carol Turley

PML Fellow
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Dr Reg Uncles

Emeritus Fellow
rju6/22/2024 5:00:14

Dr Richard Warwick

Emeritus Fellow
rmw6/22/2024 5:00:14

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
ssve6/22/2024 5:00:14

Jenny Thompson

OBON Programme Assistant

Phoebe Doyle

phdo6/22/2024 5:00:14

Stephanie Raw

Senior Receptionist
sra6/22/2024 5:00:14