Dr Marie Porter

Post-doctoral researcher, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

I am a physical oceanographer based at SAMS, with interests in shelf edge exchange processes and both horizontal and vertical mixing.

Within Arctic PRIZE I will be using gliders, AUVs, seal tags and many other hydrographic data available to  investigate the changing fate of Atlantic water and ice melt water as the seasons progress from winter through to summer.

I am particularly interested in how changing sea ice cover will effect vertical mixing and the impacts of this on nutrient availability.


Related Articles

  • ‘Hidden’ water in the ocean could be key to understanding how creatures feed

    MYSTERIOUS patches of \'hidden\' water could help scientists understand how ocean creatures feed. Scottish scientists working with marine robots have measured previously hidden patches of water between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans that could dramatically alter the understanding of how the ocean’s food web forms. Read more

    21 April 2020
  • Robots detect start to Arctic’s marine ‘spring bloom’

    On the BBC website: Underwater robots have detected the moment the Arctic\'s marine ecosystem \"wakes up\" after the long dark winter season. Read more

    08 June 2018
  • Underwater robotic vehicles give unique insight into Arctic climate change

    Underwater robots have uncovered new evidence about life in the Arctic and, for the first time, revealed the moment the region’s marine ecosystem springs into life after the dark winter season. Read more

    08 June 2018
  • The Scots scientists on a nightshift Arctic expedition

    \"An international group of researchers is setting off on a voyage to unlock the dark secrets of the Arctic.\" News item on BBC website by Ken Macdonald. Read more

    04 January 2018
  • “It gives you a chance to be a real life explorer”

    Dr Marie Porter is part of a two-page spread on women in science in the Daily Record (published 11 November 2017). The focus of the article was on women in science on NERC-funded research projects. The publication by the Daily Record coincided with the NERC UnEarthed event that took place… Read more

    11 November 2017