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National Oceanography Centre announces new appointment to transform its research strategy

By Eric Van Rees - 15th May 2023 - 05:33

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has announced the appointment of Dr John Siddorn as Chief Scientist and Director of Data, Science & Technology (DST) who will take up his new position in July.

Dr John Siddorn commented: “I am so excited to be taking on these new roles. The NOC has a pivotal role to play in advancing ocean science for the benefit of people and our planet. As an oceanographer starting off my career as an undergraduate in Southampton my dream was simple – learn about the oceans and do some interesting things. This certainly fulfils that ambition. I am looking forward to working with some of the most amazing, talented ocean professionals, both within the NOC and more widely, and in this UN decade of ocean science I am excited to see what we can achieve with the great science we will do in the coming years.”

John joined the NOC in 2020 as Associate Director of Digital Ocean. He has championed the embedding of digital approaches to furthering science, including through the use of digital twins. John is a thought leader within his field and has helped to shape the current landscape of digital twin innovation. He is succeeding Professor Angela Hatton who is leaving the NOC after over six years in the role.

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