I am an oceanographer with more than 15 years’ experience in the practical aspects of metocean data collection and project management for both marine science campaigns and the offshore energy industry. I am a technically minded and hands-on individual with extensive experience in the design and deployment of deep-water mooring systems, weather buoys and other oceanographic survey equipment. My early scientific career work focussed on the mesoscale circulation and connectivity in the in the Mozambique Channel and the shelf regions off the South African south coast.
I am currently perusing my PhD in Ocean Science under the SOLSTICE South African case study. My work investigates the circulation and temperature structures on the Agulhas Bank through in situ measurements, and specifically the dynamics associated with an upwelling filament that enhances productivity on the interior of the central Agulhas Bank.
The SOLSTICE programme provided opportunities for travel and interaction with international scientists during the Remote Sensing and GIS workshop in Zanzibar and during a visit to the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.