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.
‘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 more21 April 2020
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 more08 June 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 more11 November 2017