H.E Michael Lodge
Michael W. Lodge is a British national. He received his LLB from the University of East Anglia, and has an MSc in marine policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a barrister of Gray’s Inn, London. Prior to his election as Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority in July 2016, he had served as Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel. Other professional experiences include serving as Legal Counsel to the ISA (1996- 2003); Counsellor to the Round Table on Sustainable Development, OECD (2004-2007); Legal Counsel to the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (1991-1995). He has also held appointments as a Visiting Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford (2012-2013), an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, London (2007) and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Oceans (2011-2016).
Angela Hatton is Chief Scientist and Director of Science and Technology at the National Oceanography Centre, current Chair of the UK Decade Working Group, a member of the Met Office Hadley Centre Science Review Group and a core panel member for the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships.
Angela has been awarded two NERC Fellowships, a Challenger Fellowship and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Scottish Association for Marine Science, and an honorary Professor at the University of Southampton.
Historically, Angela has played a number of strategic roles including as Chair of NERC Science Board, Director for Research at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, the UK’s G7: Future of the Seas and Oceans scientific lead and was a member of the Future of the Sea: Foresight Project Advisory Group. She was a member of the Ocean Acidification Programme advisory group, Challenger Society Council, Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) steering committee and the Quantifying & Understanding the Earth System (QUEST) programme integration team.
Mike Meredith is an oceanographer and Science Leader at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in Cambridge, UK. His research focusses on ocean circulation and physical processes, and their influences on climate and the Earth System. He has strong interests in the translation of science to policy, including serving as a Coordinating Leader Author with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Nick Owens is Director of the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS).
Professor of Physical Oceanography in the School of Environmental Sciences. Prof Heywood's research has investigated physical processes in our oceans that underpin climate, such as ocean currents, eddies and turbulent mixing and she has revealed new insights into the interactions between the ocean, atmosphere and cryosphere (floating ice shelves and sea ice).
Professor, UCLA. Professor Tripati has been recognized for her expertise in geochemistry and paleoceanography by being elected to the California Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, European Association of Geochemistry, and Geochemical Society. She has established a world-leading laboratory in clumped isotope geochemistry. She also is the founding director of the Centre for Diverse Leadership in Science which supports 200 people working in environment, climate, and ocean science.
John is a Principal Scientist and Lead Advisor on climate change at Cefas, Director of the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas (CCSUS), a joint initiative between Cefas and the University of East Anglia, and also Director of the International Marine Climate Change Centre (iMC3) at Cefas.
John was a lead author of the UN Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment report published in February 2022.
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) Marine Microbial Chemical Biology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Dr Duncan has spent her career to date understanding marine microbial chemistry, why it is produced and what we can use it for. Dr Duncan is an advocate for inclusivity, diversity, fair representation and equal opportunity in academia.
Dr Erika Jones is Curator of Navigation and Oceanography at the National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich and Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London. She is a historian of the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876), 19th-century science and oceanography.
Alfred Wegener Helmnolz Institute for Polar and Marine Science, Germany. Dr Purser is a deep-sea ecologist and illustrator specialising in the visual documentation of new and remarkable deep-sea and polar animals.
Professor Alan Jamieson is a biologist, engineer, adventurer, explorer, and author. He is the new Founding Director of the Minderoo-UWA Deep Sea Research Centre in Australia. He has worked in the deep-sea for over 20 years, and has had a significant impact on the field in this time.
He has published over 110 scientific papers, has been involved in over 70 deep-sea expeditions, and has conducted research in every one of the world’s oceans. His work has also featured in the BBC’s Blue Planet II, and NHK’s Deep Ocean, Descent into the Mariana Trench documentaries.
Prof Carvalho’s research has focused on employing genetic markers to address questions in ecology and evolution. Effort is placed on demonstrating the value of molecular tools and genetic diversity as core components of environmental management and conservation of biodiversity, especially among commercially exploited species in marine and freshwaters.
Helen Czerski is a physicist, oceanographer, BBC presenter and Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer. Her twin passions in physics are the under-appreciated ingenuity of the everyday world and the physical engine of Earth: our atmosphere and oceans. Her own research focusses on the physics of the ocean surface, especially the bubbles formed by breaking waves.
Prof. Paul Wilson leads the University of Southampton’s Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate research group. He studies shifts in Earth’s past climate using cores taken from deep sea sediments. In pursuit of this goal, he has spent nearly 2% of his life aboard the International Ocean Discovery Program’s (IODP) drill ship, the JOIDES Resolution. Paul is not quite old enough to have sailed on its predecessor, Glomar Challenger. However, in this anniversary year, it has not escaped his attention that she was named in tribute to the heroic earlier accomplishments of HMS Challenger.
Alberto Naveira Garabato is an oceanographer interested in the processes governing ocean circulation and its role in climate. His research focuses on unravelling the dynamics connecting all scales of oceanic flow - from small-scale turbulence to the basin-scale circulation - through the development and application of new approaches to measure the ocean. Alberto completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of East Anglia.
After being awarded two NERC Research Fellowships, he moved to the University of Southampton, where he is now a Professor of Physical Oceanography. Alberto is the founding director of the NEXUSS NERC / EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in the Smart and Autonomous Observation of the Environment, and is an Honorary Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey.