Tuesday 19 March 2019

Truths from the Antarctic

Emily Shuckburgh of the British Antarctic Survey

Understanding how the Earth works, and in particular how it is responding to ever-increasing human pressures, is one of science’s greatest challenges.

In this event we will learn what the polar regions tell us about warming and the future of our planet from Emily Shuckburgh, deputy head of a team at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) that focuses on understanding the role of the polar oceans in the global climate system.

Emily also leads the Data Science Group at the BAS, which aims to foster the application of various machine learning (and adjacent) techniques to the rapidly growing, complex, and heterogeneous body of data found in atmospheric, oceanic, and earth sciences.

Dr Emily Shuckburgh

Emily is a climate scientist and mathematician, a fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge, fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and associate fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy.

She completed her undergraduate studies in mathematics at the University of Oxford and a PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge. She then conducted post-doctoral studies in atmosphere and ocean dynamics at Ecole Normal Superieure in Paris and at MIT. In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science.

The Polar Regions may be at the ends of the Earth but what happens there affects us all.