New ocean observation colleague at IOC Secretariat

The IOC Secretariat in Paris is pleased to welcome a new colleague, Emma Heslop. Emma is a physical oceanographer with significant strategic and business development expertise.

An initial career in the technology industry developed skills in ne market development and communications. Sailing made her profoundly aware of the importance of the oceans and of the human impacts on them. She completed a PhD in physical oceanography and is passionate about the need for sustained monitoring of the oceans and the utility of ocean data for science, government and industry applications, now and into the future. Her experience in oceanography encompasses circulation variability, the drivers of variability, gliders, model validation, the operation and value of multi-platform ocean observing systems, and the economics of ocean data products.

She has proven leadership of research projects, international collaborations and a successful record of applying business practice to help bridge the gap between ocean science and societal applications.

Over the last year, she has been working part-time for IOC/UNESCO to support the work of JCOMM OCG and will now join as a full-time Programme Specialist to continue supporting GOOS and JCOMM.

She can be reached at: 
Email: – Tel.: +33 1 45 68 19 77

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