Katya Popova is a global ocean modeller with in-depth expertise in the area of modelling biophysical interactions. She leads the ocean biogeochemistry modelling team at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK.
Her main area of expertise is in the impact of climate change on ocean dynamics and ecosystems.
Katya is particularly interested in two regions:
- The Arctic Ocean and its transition to the seasonally ice-free state under continuous global warming and
- Western Indian Ocean and climate impacts on its living marine resources.
As well as her scientific research, Dr Popova is interested in policy and industry uptake of global high resolution modelling in the following areas:
- Impact of climate change on living marine resources
- Environmental risk assessment of potential oil spills
- Navigability of the Arctic sea routes
- Risk of oil spills in Arctic from increased exploration and transportation
- Adaptation to climate change in communities dependent on living marine resources
- Ocean geoengineering
Katya is a co-investigator in the APEAR project.