Coordinator of the Oxford University Polar Forum

Academic Profile

Sam is the Coordinator of the Oxford University Polar Forum (OUPF), a hub for researchers within the university working on all things polar. The forum exists to connect polar research within Oxford, and increase its impact beyond Oxford. Please contact Sam to learn more about OUPF or to get involved.

Sam is a polar scientist himself, and has just submitted his doctoral thesis, supervised by Helen Johnson and Yavor Kostov, and funded by the NERC DTP in Environmental Research. His research concerns the changing Arctic Ocean. In particular, he studies the interactions between wind patterns, sea ice dynamics and thermodynamics, and freshwater in the ocean. His academic page can be found here:

Sam is also a keen science communicator with a particular interest in audio and podcasting. He participated in the MOSAiC expedition and created a series of short podcasts that animate the science of this year-round scientific campaign in the Arctic Ocean. These can be found here: as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.

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