The Challenger 2020 team is delighted to announce the line-up of keynote speakers for the 19th biennial CSMS conference, which will be held in Oban, Argyll, on September 7-11, 2020.
Click on the links below for more information on each of our speakers:
National Oceanography Centre, UK
Penny is a physical oceanographer and her research has focused on the circulation and variability of the subpolar North Atlantic, and the role of the ocean in our changing climate. She has participated in 21 seagoing expeditions, several as Chief Scientist.
Penny is Associate Head of the Marine Physics and Ocean Climate group at the NOC, and is the UK principal investigator for an international programme researching the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation strength, variability and mechanisms (OSNAP).
She holds the role of Science Coordinator for CLASS, a world-leading UK Atlantic science programme supporting national and global strategic needs.
She supervises graduate students, and coordinates a UK early career scientist fellowship scheme to fund access to berths on research expeditions and visits to research centres.
Ocean Frontier Institute
Dr. Waite was appointed Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean) of Dalhousie University and Scientific Director of Ocean Frontier Institute commencing Sept. 1, 2018. Previously, she served as Section Head of Polar Biological Oceanography at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven and as Professor of Oceanography in the Department of Biology at the University of Bremen.
Her current interests include nitrogen fluxes in polar oceans and particle dynamics in mesoscale eddies, and she is on the Project Board for the 2019-20 Arctic ice-drift program MOSAiC.
Dr. Waite was Board Member of the American Association for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) from 2011 to 2014, and she currently serves on the Editorial Board of Limnology and Oceanography and as Proxy Editor-in-Chief. She is international advisor to the Board of Directors of the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre ACE CRC in Hobart, Australia, a member of the Norwegian Research Council Advisory Board, and a member of the Programme Advisory Group for the NERC Changing Arctic Ocean Research Programme. She is co-chair of the SCOR Working Group on biological observation systems, “P-OBS.” She has been on the Steering Committee of the Southern Ocean Observation System (SOOS) since 2017 and on the SOOS Executive Committee since 2018.
Andreas Oschlies is Professor of Marine Biogeochemical Modelling at GEOMAR and the University of Kiel, Germany. Having studied Theoretical Physics at Heidelberg and Cambridge, he moved into Oceanography for a PhD in Kiel and worked as PostDoc in Toulouse, Assistant Professor in Kiel and Professor of Physical Oceanography in Southampton, before moving back to Kiel in 2006.
His research interests include the global carbon, nitrogen and oxygen cycles, their sensitivities to environmental change, and the development and quality assessment of numerical models appropriate to investigate these.
He leads the Collaborative Research Centre "Climate-Biogeochemistry Interactions in the Tropical Ocean" (SFB754) and the Priority Program “Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?” (SPP1689), both funded by the German Research Foundation.