My role at SAMS is primarily to do with AUV and glider operations, from logistics to deployment and piloting to data processing. As a physical oceanographer, I’m also involved with acquiring and processing cruise and mooring data, particularly in support of Arctic science.
Current research projects
Areas: Arctic; Northeast Atlantic; Antarctic; Mediterranean
Instruments: CTDs; microstructure profilers; AUVs; gliders
Platforms: Research vessels; sailing ships; fishing boats; RIBs; ice shelves
Remus AUV operators
Venables, E.J., Nicholls, K.W, Wolk, F, Makinson, K, Anker, P. (2014) Measuring turbulent dissipation rates beneath an Antarctic ice shelf. Marine Technology Society Journal, 48. 18-24. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.48.5.8
Nicholls, K.W., Makinson, K. and Venables, E. J. (2012), Ocean circulation beneath Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica from in situ observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L19608, doi:10.1029/2012GL053187.
Since 2017 Autonomous Ocean Systems Support Scientist. SAMS
2014-16 Field Diving Officer. British Antarctic Survey
2011-14 Postdoc: Turbulence under ice shelves. British Antarctic Survey
2011 Postdoc: Current meter analyses of the Faroe Shetland Channel. SAMS
2006-11 PhD: 'Turbulence and mixing in the Faroe Shetland Channel.' SAMS
2011 PhD Marine Science. University of Aberdeen / SAMS
2006 M.Ocean Master of Oceanography. University of Southampton / NOC