Team

Jamie Shutler 

Associate Professor and Principle Investigator
University of Exeter (UNEXE)

Jamie Shutler is an oceanographer and engineer exploiting in situ observations, satellite Earth observation and models in relation to climate and water quality. In particular this includes studying the distribution of calcium carbonate in the ocean, atmosphere-ocean gas exchange of climatically important gases, and evaluating the quality of model and Earth observation data.

e: j.d.shutler@exeter.ac.uk

t: +44 (0)1326 259212

Thomas Holding 

Research Associate
University of Exeter (UNEXE)

Tom is a computer scientist whose research interests are in atmosphere-ocean gas exchange and the marine carbonate system. He is the lead developer maintaining the open source FluxEngine toolkit for calculating ocean-atmosphere gas exchange. Tom is developing the large river system study within OceanSODA and investigating the potential of quasi-operational provision of global satellite observation-based estimates of total alkalinity and total dissolved carbon.

Peter Land 

Scientist
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Peter Land is a scientist with >30 years experience in remote sensing, Earth observation and in situ and laboratory measurements of water and aerosols. His research has included Arctic CO2 flux sensitivity, data sensor-synergy to study gas exchange in the global oceans, surface effects on air-sea CO2 fluxes, algorithm development, measurements of water and aerosol properties and automatic data processing systems. Much of his current research focuses on the marine chemistry and the carbonate system.

Helen Findlay 

Senior Scientist
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Helen Findlay is a biological oceanographer who uses a combination of experimental, observational and modelling tools to investigate the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on marine organisms and ecosystem functioning. She has an interest in understanding the biological, physical and chemical interactions within the marine environment, specifically relating to carbon biogeochemical cycling, with a particular focus in Arctic regions.

Nicolas Gruber 

Professor
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ)

Nicolas Gruber’s research interests are the study of biogeochemical cycles on regional to global scales in order to better understand how the physical, chemical and biological processes that control these cycles, and to be able to make predictions for the future. His primary research tools are the interpretation and analysis of observational data coupled with the use of models ranging in complexity from simple box models to general circulation models.

Yves Quilfen 

Scientist
Institut Francais Recherche Pour L ‘Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)

Yves is an oceanographer experiences in using remote sensing to study atmosphere-ocean interactions. He was Principal Investigator for the scatterometer missions
ERS-1 and -2, ADEOS and QuikScat. He is currently PI and member of the Ocean Surface
Topography Science Team for projects related to “Extreme Phenomena over the Oceans.”

Emmanuelle Autret 

Scientist
Institut Francais Recherche Pour L ‘Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)

Emmanuelle is an oceanographer specialising in signal and image processing. Her research interest includes ocean
remote sensing, data processing, especially on high resolution sea surface temperature and
synergy between different types of observations. She is co-author
of the Coriolis temperature (T) and salinity (S) analysis system providing T and S L4 products
and she has developed quality control tools.

Luke Gregor

Scientist
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ)

Luke’s current work combines machine learning with biogeochemical oceanography. Specifically, Luke uses data from satellites to estimate the changes in the marine carbonate system from which we can track changes in ocean acidification. These estimates allow us to monitor extreme events acidification events on a global scale over the last three decades.  

Jean-Francois Piolle

Scientist
Institut Francais Recherche Pour L ‘Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)

Jean-Francois is an engineer and computer scientist with experience in the development of several processing
and analysis tools for marine data. He is strongly involved in the sea surface temperature community, through several ongoing
projects as leader or contributor. He has been responsible for the EO data management and dissemination at CERSAT since 2002.