Professor John Shepherd

Professor of Oceanography & Climate Change

Biography

John Shepherd is a Professorial Research Fellow in Earth System Science in the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton. He has worked on a wide range of environmental issues, including the transport and deposition of atmospheric sulphur dioxide, the dispersion of tracers in the deep ocean, the assessment and control of radioactive waste disposal in the sea, the assessment and management of marine fish stocks, and currently researches the ocean’s role in climate change. He was the first Director of the Southampton Oceanography Centre from 1994-1999, and from 2001-10 was a Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999 and awarded a CBE in 2010, and chaired the Royal Society study on Geoengineering the Climate in 2009.

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