As an Honorary Research Fellow I continue to promote SAMS in the national and international marine and polar science arenas through my membership of intergovernmental and UKRI committees.
My research interests fall into three categories:
1 - Autonomous instrumentation for sea- and land-ice and oceanographic studies
2 - Satellite communications for remote data collection
3 - Sub-sea communications cables for climate change monitoring and disaster warning
I am a recipient of the Polar Medal, with Arctic and Antarctic clasp
Here are some highlight publications spanning my career:
Robin, G de Q, Drewry, D J and Meldrum, D T, 1977. International Studies of Ice Sheet and Bedrock. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 279, pp 185‑196.
Booth, D and Meldrum, D, 1986. Drifting buoys in the Rockall Trough. Proc. R. Soc. Edinb. 88B, p 302.
McKay, W A, Baxter, M S, Ellett, D J and Meldrum, D T, 1986. Radiocaesium and circulation patterns west of Scotland. J. Environ. Radioact. 4, pp 205-232.
Haddrell, T and Meldrum, D, 1993. A GPS positioning system for an automatic submersible research vessel. Proc. ION GPS-93, 1, pp 701-709.
Millard, N W, Griffiths, G, Finnegan, G, McPhail, S D, Meldrum, D T, Pebody, M, Perrett, J R, Stevenson, P and Webb, A T, 1998. Versatile autonomous submersibles - the realising and testing of a practical vehicle. Underwater Technology, 23 (1), pp 7-17.
Burrows, M, Thorpe, S A and Meldrum, D T, 1999. Dispersion over the Hebrides and Shetland shelves and slopes. Continental Shelf Research, 19, pp 49-55.
Meldrum, David, 2001. Cutting Edge. In: The Times Higher Education Supplement, 7 September 2001, p 26. The Times Supplements Ltd, London.
Meldrum, D T, 2002. UN Atlas of the Oceans, WMO joint editor. Internet resource / CD-ROM. UN.
Doble, M J, Mercer, D J L, Meldrum, D T and Peppe, O C, 2007. Wave measurements on sea ice: developments in instrumentation. Annals of Glaciology, 44, pp 108-112.
Meldrum, D T et al, 2010. Data buoy observations: the status quo and anticipated developments over the next decade. In: Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observation and Information for Society (Vol 2), Venice, 21-25 September 2009. ESA WPP-306. Doi: https://doi.org/10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.62
Keith Jackson, Jeremy Wilkinson, Ted Maksym, David Meldrum, Justin Beckers, Christian Haas, and David Mackenzie, 2013. A Novel and Low-Cost Sea Ice Mass Balance Buoy. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 2676–2688.ndoi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00058.1