November, 2021

202124Nov2:00 PM3:15 PMOur oceans: A deep dive on geoengineering2:00 PM - 3:15 PM AST Organizer: Institute for Policy Research Region:OnlineTopic:Climate Change,Ocean PolicyCost:No CostConfidence:High TagsFree,online,Weekday


Join us for this special lecture on oceans and geoengineering from the UK’s most experienced sea ice scientist, Professor Peter Wadhams. Featuring contributions from the University of Bath’s Dr Jun Zang.


Speaker biographies

Professor Peter Wadhams is Professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is the UK’s most experienced sea ice scientist, with 40 years of research in sea ice and ocean processes in the Arctic and the Antarctic.

He is the author of numerous publications on the dynamics and thermodynamics of sea ice, sea ice thickness, waves in ice, icebergs, ocean convection and kindred topics. He has led 46 research expeditions to the polar seas, working from ice camps, icebreakers, and aircraft, and has also worked extensively from Arctic submarines where he used multi-beam sonar to measure ice topography and carried out six voyages to the North Pole from 1971 to 2007.

Dr Jun Zang is Reader and the Deputy Director of Centre for Infrastructure, Geotechnics and Water Engineering (IGWE) in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath.

She is leading one of the world leading groups working on investigating violent wave impact on coastal and offshore structures, developing marine renewable energy, and developing advanced numerical methods for accurately modelling coastal and urban flooding and wave-structure interaction.

This event will be chaired by Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Professor Nick Pearce.


This event is part of ‘Our oceans: A deep dive‘ – a new public event series seeking to address the role our oceans can play in our collective action to reach net zero.


Wednesday, November 24 - 2:00pm 2021 - Wednesday, November 24 - 3:15pm 2021


Institute for Policy Research

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