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  • 466 Citations
  • 15 h-Index

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Research expertise

I am a physical oceanographer, studying flow processes at relatively small scales and working to understand their implications for the marine environment. I aim to bridge the gap between modelling/theoretical studies and the real world, in contexts from the coastal waters of Western Scotland to the deep ocean.

Current research projects

COMPASS (Collaborative Oceangraphy & Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species): creating a network of buoys to track, model and monitor aquatic life and oceanographic processes between Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The project develops common, connected monitoring programmes and data management practices across the regions. Project led by Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute, with other partners being Marine Institute, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Marine Scotland Science and SAMS. Funded with €6.28M by EU Interreg VA through the Special EU Programmes Body. 2017-21

AlterECO: An alternative framework to assess marine ecosystem functioning in shelf seas. Funded by NERC, DEFRA and WWF. 2017-20

Windy HABs: minimizing the risk of harm to aquaculture and human health from advective harmful algal blooms through early warning (Windy HABS): Funded by BBSRC and NERC. 2015-17

Past highlight projects

FASTNEt: Fuxes across sloping topography of the North East Atlantic: Funded by NERC. 2013-15

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales

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Research Output

A strategy for the conservation of biodiversity on mid-ocean ridges from deep-sea mining

Dunn, D., Van Dover, C., Etter, R., Smith, C., Levin, L. A., Morato, T., Colaço, A., Dale, A., Gebruk, A., Gjerde, K., Halpin, P., Howell, K., Johnson, D., Perez, J. AA., Ribeiro, M. C., Stuckas, H. & Weaver, P., 4 Jul 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, 7, 15 p., eaar4313.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 32 Citations (Scopus)
    153 Downloads (Pure)

    Biophysical modelling of marine organisms: fundamentals and applications to management of coastal waters: Chapter 3

    Aleynik, D., Adams, T., Davidson, K., Dale, A., Porter, M., Black, K. & Burrows, M., 9 Mar 2018, Environmental Management of Marine Ecosystems (Applied Ecology and Environmental Management Series).: Handbook. Islam, M. N. & Jorgensen, S. E. (eds.). USA: Taylor and Francis / CRC Press (USA), p. 65-98 34 p. (Applied Ecology and Environmental Management Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Cross-slope flow in the Atlantic Inflow Current driven by the on shelf deflection of a slope current

    Porter, M., Dale, A., Jones, S., Siemering, B. & Inall, M., 6 Sep 2018, In : Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers. 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    71 Downloads (Pure)

    Implications of population connectivity studies for the design of marine protected areas in the deep sea: An example of a demosponge from the Clarion-Clipperton Zone

    Taboada, S., Riesgo, A., Wiklund, H., Paterson, G., Koutsouveli, V., Santodomingo, N., Dale, A., Smith, C., Jones, D., Dahlgren, T. G. & Glover, A., 30 Oct 2018, In : Molecular ecology. 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Publisher Correction: Impact of remotely generated eddies on plume dispersion at abyssal mining sites in the Pacific

    Aleynik, D., Inall, M. E., Dale, A. & Vink, A., 4 May 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 7440 (2018).

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access


    Participation in 'Landward' programme for BBC. First broadcast on 09/05/2014 on BBC2 Scotland.

    Andrew Dale (Interviewee)
    16 Apr 2014

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Public lecture to Cragnish Boat Club , Craignish, Argyll.

    Andrew Dale (Presenter)
    27 Feb 2014

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    SAMS seminar series + webcast "Drifting research platforms at SAMS"

    Andrew Dale (Speaker)
    4 Mar 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Public lecture at the Ocean Explorer Centre, Dunstaffnage, Oban.

    Andrew Dale (Speaker)
    6 Mar 2014

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Activity for P5-P7 students on whirlpools and the Corryvreckan

    Andrew Dale (Presenter)
    27 Feb 2014

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement


    Drift modelling of marine mammal carcases in coastal waters

    Author: Bedington, M., 3 Sep 2015

    Supervisor: Dale, A. (Supervisor), Wilson, B. (Supervisor) & Inall, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by OU/Aberdeen)