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I began working in ENV in 1994 when I took the M.Sc. Atmospheric Sciences following a degree in Mathematics at UEA (MAP/MTH). This led to a PhD in ENV, with CASE supervision from Marine Laboratory Aberdeen (now Marine Scotland Science) using historical hydrographic data to estimate changes in flow through the Faroe Shetland Channel. I joined Cefas, an agency of Defra, in 1999 but have retained close links with UEA colleagues and have been an honorary lecturer since 2009. I still work on exchange across the Greenland Scotland Ridge and interaction with the atmosphere at the North Atlantic-Nordic Seas scale, but also on long time-series observations in UK shelf seas and how change in the physical characteristics of the sea affects the biological systems and fisheries within it.

I work at UEA for one day each week to develop and facilitate research collaborations between UEA and Cefas; a contribution to the strategic alliance signed by these institutions in 2008 and renewed in 2013. Collaborations between UEA and Cefas have led to work on fisheries, pollution, coastal erosion, marine ecosystems, environmental economics, climate change, marine policy and oceanography.

Google Scholar - publications co-authored by Cefas & UEA since 2008.

I have a twitter account @stephendye – all views are my own not those of Cefas or the university.

Additional Contacts

I work at Cefas in the Marine Climate Change Centre.

CEFAS Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
NR33 0HT
Tel. 01502 524508
Email. Stephen.dye@cefas.co.uk

External Activities

  • ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography - Since 2002 I have been a member of the ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography. From Jan 2012 - Dec 2014 I co-chaired the working group and editted the annual summary of conditions in the North Atlantic the ‘ICES Report on Ocean Climate’.
  • Awarded Fellowship of the Challenger Society for Marine Science in 2006, a Council member 2009- 2012 and a member of the local organizing committee for CSMS UK Marine Science 2012.
  • MCCIP science lead within the Secretariat of Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership hosted by Cefas and a member of the MCCIP Steering Group and Annual Report Card Working Group.
  • UKMMAS Charting Progress 2 - Member of editing group, contributor to the Ocean Processes Feeder Report & an author of the Climate Change chapter.
  • UK Climate Projections member of the steering group in 2006; member of the User Panel 2006-2010 and observing member of the Steering Group 2006-2009. Named reviewer of the UKCP09 reports and co-author of the Marine & Coastal Projections report.

Teaching Interests

Co supervision of PhD Students:
Jacob Opher 2016 - 2020
Matt Charles 2015 - 2019
Tahmeena Aslam 2012 - 2016
Miranda Jones 2010 - 2013
Stewart Hall 2008 - 2012

Guest Lecturer:
ENV-MA21 - Ocean Observing Systems
ENV-5017B - Shelf Sea Dynamics and Coastal Processes
ENV 3A15/MA15 - Marine Ecology and Biological Oceanography
MTH-3E48 - Dynamical Oceanography

Key Research Interests

Ocean climate and circulation, understanding the role of the ocean in the climate system and interactions between ocean and atmosphere, from the global circulation, through the regional scale of the North Atlantic to the UK shelf seas and frontal circulation.

Examining the variability of marine physical processes on seasonal to decadal time-scales using moored instruments, hydrodynamic models and hydrographic data-sets.
Understanding the impacts of climate variability and long-term change on ecosystems and communicating these to policy makers.

My Google Scholar Profile.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Physical Oceanographer, Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science

4 Oct 1999 → …


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