Tuesday 19th October, 7:30pm - TALK

Hosted by Science and Faith in Norfolk


Human activity is having profound effects on the world’s oceans with long-term consequences for climate change


Meric Srokosz is professor of physical oceanography at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton (www.noc.ac.uk) and a former Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion (2012-2015). He obtained a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Bristol University in 1980 on theoretical modelling of wave power devices. He subsequently worked at the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, studying breaking waves. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he spent some time with the British National Space Centre, working on remote sensing of the oceans. Since 1997 he has been based at NOC in Southampton and works on biological-physical interactions in the upper ocean (observations and modelling), remote sensing of the oceans, and waves. He has a particular interest in the Agulhas and Madagascar current system. In 2001 he became the Science Coordinator for the NERC Rapid Climate Change programme (www.rapid.ac.uk), which focuses on studying the role of the North Atlantic in possible future rapid changes in the climate. In 2005 he gained a B.A. in theology. With Rebecca Watson, he has published a book “Blue Planet, Blue God: the Bible and the Sea” (SCM, 2017)

Meric Srokosz serves on the national committee of Christians in Science (CiS) and is also a member of the local CiS committee in Southampton. In addition, he acts as the reviews editor for the CiS journal Science and Christian Belief.