Carol was a member of The Royal Society Working Group on ocean acidification, a Lead Author and Review Editor for the 2007 and 2014 IPCC 4th Assessment Report on Climate Change, is a member of the Author team for the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean, Cryosphere and Climate Change, was the Knowledge Exchange Coordinator for the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme and a member of the Executive Board for two EU funded programmes on ocean acidification.
She also sits on Advisory Boards for other national and international research programmes on the topic and currently holds a Senior NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship on ocean acidification. She has raised ocean issues and engaged delegates at side-events at UNFCCC COPs since 2009, briefed a wide range of stakeholders including the UK Government Departments, has presented in the UK and EU Parliaments, the US State Department and at the UN Ocean conference in 2017.
She has over 130 peer reviewed publications and presented on a wide range of topics within the field of ocean acidification, ranging from its cause, chemistry, impacts and the potential social, economic and political consequences. She received an OBE for services to science in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List.
Her role in the PETRA project will be science-policy knowledge exchange of PETRA’s results to key policy making or influencing bodies such the IPCC, UNFCCC and other UN bodies with special regard to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goal 14 on the Ocean.