Finlo Cottier


  • United Kingdom

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My research relates principally to processes occuring in arctic waters.  This is focused on the coastal and fjordic waters and is predominantly cross-disciplinary.  The major work in physical oceanography relates to the exchange of waters between the coastal currents, shelf and fjords on seasonal to decadal scales.  There has recently been a resurgence in arctic fjordic oceanography in relation to the impact of warm ocean waters on glacier stability.  I'm working with a number of UK glaciological teams to understand these interactions.  My research also has a strand relating to the vertical motion of zooplankton in relation to physical forcing.  This is uses acoustics techniques and draws on a pan-arctic network of moorings to understand the underlying behaviours that can enhance the vertical flux of carbon.

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Brine Distribution in Young Sea Ice, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

Bachelor of Science, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

External positions

Adjunct Professor in Oceanography, University of Tromsø

1 May 2015 → …


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