Research interests


Through my work I look to harnesses state-of-the-art spatial technology to the needs of marine science and management. I am well versed in a range of remote sensing and mapping technology and have research expertise across a variety of satellite, airbourne, and shipbourne sensors.

My work includes field monitoring and survey, image and spatial analysis, as well as mathematical modelling providing relevance across a broad spectrum of marine and coastal applications. Through my current research on the Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans  I consider how to apply earth observation data to marine sustainability issues, with a particular focus on fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance.


I gained my doctorate in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Nova Southeastern University, Florida (2013) for work remote sensing the diversity, distribution and resilience of coral reef environments. This work spanned both ecological and geological disciplines. I have an MRes in Ecology and Environmental Management from the University of York (2006) and a BSc Biology (Hons) from the University of Nottingham (2003).


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