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
Porter M, Henley SF, Orkney A, Bouman HA, Hwang B, Dumont E, Venables EJ, Cottier F (2020) A polar surface eddy obscured by thermal stratiﬁcation. Geophysical Research Letters 47, e2019GL086281. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL086281
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