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  • SAMS, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

  • 445 Citations
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Personal profile

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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Projects 2013 2016

Research Output 1996 2018

26 Citations (Scopus)
151 Downloads (Pure)

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
mid-ocean ridge
reserve design
network design

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)

Aquatic Organisms
Harmful Algal Bloom
coastal water
1 Citation (Scopus)
70 Downloads (Pure)

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
primary production
primary productivity
6 Citations (Scopus)
1 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
deep sea
protected area
extinction risk

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

Activities 2001 2014

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

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 to Cragnish Boat Club , Craignish, Argyll.

Andrew Dale (Presenter)
27 Feb 2014

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

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

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


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)