Finlo Cottier is a Senior Lecturer in Polar Oceanography at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), based in Oban on the Scottish West Coast. He heads the “Marine Science with Arctic Studies” degree programme run jointly by SAMS and the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Finlo is also an Adjunct Professor at UiT, The Arctic University of Norway in the Department of Arctic and Marine Biology. He has been working on multi-disciplinary arctic research projects for 15 years.
Finlo is the lead investigator of the Arctic PRIZE project. This is further strengthening the links between SAMS and Norwegian Arctic research institutes. He is also a co-investigator of the CHASE project.
Life in the slow lane: Polar plankton march to their own beat
The world’s largest daily commute happens in our oceans, as fish and zooplankton – key components in the food web – travel up and down in the water column in response to the sun as it sets and rises. Read more19 December 2018
Impacts of climate change on Arctic Ocean ecosystem under scrutiny by UK scientists
The second scientific cruise of the 2018 summer season sets off to the Arctic Ocean today. It is part of the £16 million, UK flagship research programme the Changing Arctic Ocean, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Read more12 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 more08 June 2018
Our Changing Arctic
The Barents Sea is a wild, dark, stormy old ocean. Who would want to be out there on a ship in January? Julia Horton presents an overview of the CAO programme in the NERC Planet Earth magazine (Autumn/Winter 2017 edition). Access to the full article here. Read more15 November 2017
UK scientists to explore Changing Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat
A new £10 Million research programme to investigate how the Arctic Ocean is changing kicks off today (Friday) with its first cruise to the Barents Sea. Over 20 researchers from 16 UK research institutes join forces to understand the knock on effects of rapid warming and sea ice loss in the Arctic region. Read more30 June 2017