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Graham B Shimmield: 1958-2016

It is with great sadness that SAMS reflects on the untimely death of Graham Shimmield, the director of SAMS between 1996 and 2008.

Graham was a warm and generously spirited person with time for everyone, an inspirational colleague and a transformational Director of SAMS.

I had the great good fortune of having worked with Graham closely as directors of allied laboratories, at sea on research cruises, and I count him as one of my friends. The world is a poorer place without Graham.

What follows are some thoughts penned by Graham's colleagues at SAMS at the time that he moved to become executive director of the Bigelow Laboratory in Maine, USA.  It seems appropriate to repeat these now.

Our thoughts are with Graham's lovely daughters, Anna and Helen, his family, and his friends at Bigelow

Nicholas J P Owens
Director SAMS

Bigelow: Executive Director Graham Shimmield Passes Away

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