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Miss Jennifer Watts

Miss Jennifer Watts

PhD student

 Peter Lanyon A073


Peter Lanyon Building, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am an oceanographer with broad research interests covering physical oceanograhy, polar science and the coastal environment. I am currently undertaking  a GW4+ NERC Funded PhD within the University of Exeter's Geography department, under the supervision of Dr Jamie Shutler, Dr Tom Bell (PML) and Dr Karen Anderson. The focus of the project is the use of remote sensing, from satellites to drones, in improving understanding of the interaction between sea-ice and air-sea fluxes of carbon dioxide in the polar oceans, particularly in the dynamic Marginal Ice Zone. 


BSc  (Hons) Oceanography, 1st Class, University of Southampton

MSc Engineering in the Coastal Environment, Distinction, University of Southampton


  • Environmental Project Assistant at East Solent Coastal Partnership
  • Research Assistant in the Engineering Faculty at the University of Southampon 
  • Coastal Process Scientist at Plymouth Coastal Observatory

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Research interests

Physical oceanography

Remote sensing

Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions

Coastal Engineering

Coastal Oceanography 

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Journal articles

Watts J, Bell TG, Anderson K, Butterworth BJ, Miller S, Else B, Shutler J (2022). Impact of sea ice on air-sea CO2 exchange – a critical review of polar eddy covariance studies. Progress in Oceanography, 201, 102741-102741.

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