Professor Mark Inall has been appointed as Director of SAGES+ (Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society), with effect from 1st December 2015.
Professor Inall is Associate Director and Principal Investigator in Physical Oceanography at SAMS.
Mark’s research addresses marine mixing processes in the broader context of ocean-shelf interaction in mid- and high- latitudes. His specific interests are in internal wave generation by tidal flow over topography and the subsequent decay to turbulence.
More recently, his interests have moved towards teleconnections – causal links spanning thousands of kilometres and taking effect over long periods – between small-scale movements in the oceans and atmosphere and large-scale patterns in the global climate system.
Professor Inall gained his BSc in Physics from the University of Edinburgh, followed by both MSc and PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Southampton. He has undertaken research at the Universities of Cambridge, Bangor and Victoria (BC).
Since 1998 he has lead a marine physics research group at SAMS, with more recent responsiblity for directing the Institute's research portfolio. He co-developed Scotland's first Marine Science BSc for the University of the Highlands and Islands. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, ad is Honorary Professor in the College of Science & Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.