Extreme events in the Anthropocene ocean

About the project or challenge area

There is growing recognition that, in the ocean just as on land, climate change might stack the deck in favour of more intense and longer lasting extreme events. Marine heatwaves and extreme low-oxygen events have been observed in the recent past, and their persistence can have profound consequences for marine life. This project will use state-of-the-art modelling approaches to explore the risks posed to biodiversity by marine extreme events in the modern ocean and in the future.

Why choose this opportunity?

You will receive training in how to use state-of-the-art ocean-climate models to explore climate change impacts. This will include opportunities to collaborate with leading oceanographers and climate scientists both in the UK and around the world.

About you

A strong quantitative background is required, and programming experience is desirable but not essential. Training will be provided on most aspects of the project.

How to apply

All students can apply using the button below, following the Master's by Research Admissions Statement. Please note that this is an advertised project, which means you only have to complete Section A of the Masters by Research Statement Template (Office document, 68kB).

Before applying, we recommend getting in touch with the project's supervisors. If you are interested in this project and would like to learn more about the research you will be undertaking, please use the contact details on this page.


Your supervisor for this project will be Oliver AndrewsLecturer in Biogeochemistry in the School of Geographical Sciences. You can contact him at +44 (0) 117 331 6789 or email oliver.andrews@bristol.ac.uk.

Find out more about your prospective research community

The Water theme is a vibrant community of researchers who are transforming the evidence base for water-based decision making in a changing and deeply uncertain world. Find out more about the Water research theme.

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