Jo Hopkins is a physical oceanographer, based at the National Oceanography Centre, and specialises in shelf sea dynamics.
She uses a combination of ship-based observations, moored and autonomous platforms, remote sensing and modelling approaches to understand how the physical environment helps shape and sustain productivity, carbon and nutrient cycling within shelf sea ecosystems.
Recent work has focused on shelf edge exchange processes and transports, fresh water plumes, spring bloom dynamics, internal tide and near-inertial interactions, shelf- and seasonal-scale circulations.
A famous research vessel is setting sail from Southampton on an epic scientific adventure
Radio interview with Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent and a short video clip with PSO Dr Jo Hopkins on-board the RRS James Clark Ross on the eve of departure of the first Changing Arctic Ocean Programme cruise to the Barents Sea. Interview starts at 1 hour 57 mins. Read more30 June 2017