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Sophie Corrigan

Graduate Research Assistant

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I am a Graduate Research Assistant working on the European Space Agency funded Atlantic Meridional Transect Ocean Flux from Satellite Campaign (AMT4OceanSatFlux). This project aims to estimate the air-sea exchange of carbon dioxide from the Atlantic Ocean using both satellite and in situ data to enhance the monitoring of climate change effects and validate current predicts of the ocean carbon sink.

My broad research interests lie in marine climate science: quantifying the impacts of climate change and understanding variations in marine biogeochemistry and marine carbon sinks. 

I studied MSci Marine Biology at the University of Exeter, where I first worked on assessing the effects of clutch relocation on hatching success and sex ratio skew in loggerhead sea turtles as a preventative method to protect vulnerable species against sea level rise. I then conducted my final research project on developing a low-cost in situ method to quantify estuarine-air CO2 fluxes, which led to my interest in the marine carbon cycle.