Polar and marine instrumentation platform and sensor development and deployment
Remote instrumentation system design
Polar field work and ship operations, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, crewing small boats
Current research projects
Various roles acting as survey team leader, fieldwork season coordinator or lead engineer.
Antarctic and Arctic deep field operations.
Instrumentation deployments in Alpine and glacier environments.
Working on sea ice, either from land or ice-breaking research vessels.
Marine operations – working as either boat crew or scientific team aboard research vessels for both inshore survey work and extended research cruises.
Relevant further training
BNUC-S Theory Examination for VLOS Operations
REMUS 600 AUV Operator and Maintenance course (Hydroid)
Altium Designer – PCB Layout
RYA Coastal Skipper, Powerboat Level II, VHF, Marine Diesel Engine Maintainance
BASP Outdoor First Aid
STCW Sea Survival
Polar Bear and Personal Protection Course (Kingsbay AS)
Marine Science BSc: Lecturing and lab sessions, year 3 'Marine Robotics' module. Also organising robotics field day.
Rodwell, Shane; Jones, Bryn; Wilkinson, Jeremy (2013). Sea-Ice Thickness Monitoring from Sensor Equipped Inuit Sleds. EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, id. EGU2013-9630
Elosegui, P.; Wilkinson, J.; Olsson, M.; Rodwell, S.; James, A.; Hagan, B.; Hwang, B.; Forsberg, R.; Gerdes, R.; Johannessen, J.; Wadhams, P.; Nettles, M.; Padman, L. (2012). High-precision GPS autonomous platforms for sea ice dynamics and physical oceanography. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2012, abstract #C13E-0662
Jarvis, M. J., M. A. Clilverd, M. C. Rose, and S. Rodwell (2005), Polar mesosphere summer echoes (PMSE) at Halley (76°S, 27°W), Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L06816, doi:10.1029/2004GL021804.
Rose, M. C., M. A. Clilverd, M. J. Jarvis, and S. Rodwell (2005), Polar mesosphere summer echo detection using a dynasonde, Radio Sci., 40, RS6003, doi:10.1029/2005RS003249.
Other research outputs
A.W.S. design for ICEBELL project
Instrument design for INUIT project
Lead Engineer for SATICE project, buoy deployents SI01 to SI05
A.W.S. design for ONR-MIZ project
Instrumentation design for BLOWSEA project
UAV design and piloting for Calving Glacier Survey using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle project (University of Edinburgh)
Engineer for Opening solid hydrogen storage markets through civil marine UAS (Innovate UK)
Since 2010 Electronic Engineer. SAMS
2009-10 Marine Engineer. The Boat Yard. Ely, UK
2006-09 Instrumentation Technician. NIWA. Christchurch, New Zealand
2001-05 Electronics Technician. British Antarctic Survey. Cambridge, UK
1997-99 Junior Engineer. Philips. Cambridge, UK
1997 BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering. University of York, UK