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"Climate change and our oceans" by Prof Gideon Henderson and Prof David Marshall



How are oceans affected by our rapidly changing climate? What can they tell us about the processes controlling climate change?  And what role do they play in driving climate? Professor Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, and Professor David Marshall, Professor of Physical Oceanography, will explore the role of oceans in climate change. 

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This seminar is being filmed and live webcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODrYkXSY9H4


About the speakers

Professor Gideon HendersonProfessor Gideon Henderson was Co-Director of the 21st Century Ocean Institute, a member of the Oxford Martin School from 2008-2012. He remains connected with the School through his role as an Oxford Martin Expert. Gideon is also an Associate with the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, having helped to found the programme with the Oxford Martin School in 2010, and Professor of Earth Sciences and Head of the Earth Science Department at the University of Oxford. Gideon is also a Fellow of the Royal Society.

His research focuses on understanding long-term climate change and the carbon cycle, and therefore to improve prediction of future change. In the oceans, Gideon’s research focuses on understanding the complex system of feedbacks that controls the changing carbon cycle.

Professor David MarshallProfessor David Marshall was Co-Director of the 21st Century Ocean Institute, a member of the Oxford Martin School from 2008-2012. He remains connected with the School through his role as an Oxford Martin Expert. David is Professor of Physical Oceanography & Head of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at the University of Oxford.

David's research interests lie in understanding the fluid dynamics of the global ocean circulation and the role of the oceans in climate. Work mainly involves the development of theoretical and computational models to elucidate the fluid dynamics of the global ocean circulation.

David studied at Imperial College, London, where he obtained a first degree in Physics and a Doctorate in Physical Oceanography. He spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at MIT, before returning to the UK to establish the Physical Oceanography Group at the University of Reading.

 


This event is part of a series:

Lecture series: Creating a climate for change: what’s at stake in global climate negotiations

“I challenge you to bring to the Summit bold pledges. Innovate, scale up, co-operate and deliver concrete action that will close the emissions gap and put us on track for an ambitious legal agreement.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon In December 2015, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). The conference aim is to secure a le...


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Event Details

19 February 2015 17:00 - 18:30


Location

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)
Oxford
OX1 3BD