Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Clare Eayrs 2018New York University Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

I am working as a research scientist in the Center for global Sea Level Change at New York University Abu Dhabi. We are a very small community of polar researchers in Abu Dhabi, and I love the extensive network of friendly polar scientists that I have met through APECS. I am relatively new to polar research, having taken up this position only a couple of years ago. I am interested in Antarctic sea ice, in particular on waves in sea ice and the interactions between sea ice and ice sheet margins. I had the opportunity to deploy some wave buoys in the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone last year on the SA Agulhas II, which was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to get back into the field. My previous background is in modelling European Shelf Sea Ecosystems. I worked for Cefas, UK and the Joint Research Centre, European Commission to look at policy focused questions such as, how do riverine nutrients affect the eutrophication of European coastal waters, the contribution of on-board desulphurisation equipment (open loop scrubbers) on seawater quality, and marine ecosystem response to climate change and trawling.

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