Ocean Current Modelling - Physical Oceanography - Marine Plastic Pollution
My research focusses on understanding the connections between different parts of the ocean. Finding plastic waste and determining the transport of heat, so important for the state of the climate, are just two topical applications to this work. I use a range of stochastic models, global datasets and numerical models to recreate the complexity of ocean motion.
Supervisors: Dr Arnaud Czaja and Dr Tim Evans (Imperial), Dr Erik van Sebille (Utrecht)
Current areas of research:
- Transport Barriers: Examining the role of the Agulhas Current and Gulf Stream in inter-ocean transport
- Ocean Surface Models: Improving stochastic (Markov-chain) representations of current systems
- Detecting plastic hot-spots: Predicting accumulation regions of plastic waste
Outreach & Education
I also give frequent talks at school events and public lectures.
I am proud to be part of the Science and Solutions for a Chaning Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Program (DTP), funded by NERC and The Grantham Institute.
Catch me on Twitter: @ronanjmcadam