Dr Gaëlle Veyssière

Postdoctoral researcher, British Antarctic Survey

I have a PhD from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse in France, where I was working at the Snow Research Center of Meteo-France. During my PhD, I studied the impacts of the snowpack properties on microwave signal in mountainous areas.

I joined the British Antarctic Survey during June 2019 as a sea ice physicist. I’m now part of the Eco-Light project whose purpose is to improve the understanding of how the changes in the Arctic physical environment (snow, sea ice and ocean) affect the large-scale ecosystem functioning of the Arctic marine environment. To do that, various science fields are brought together as well as modelling and observational expertise from United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea and Canada.

In this project, I’m focusing on the light behaviour in snow and sea ice (considering sea ice properties and thickness changes) and its impact on the biology.

Eco-Light is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by NERC.