Is fieldwork a requirement for a career in marine science?

Please save the date for an introductory and perception gathering event run by a subset of the Challenger Society EDIA working group. The virtual event will focus on ‘Evaluating perceptions of job roles in marine research and raising awareness of digital twinning of the oceans to promote diversity and inclusivity in the marine sciences.’

The aim of this event is to introduce our project funded by the recent NERC call ‘Making environmental science equal, diverse and inclusive call’. During the event we are keen to gather the perceptions of those working in the field of marine science regarding the ‘requirement’ of fieldwork to have a career in marine science. We will highlight possible barriers to fieldwork and introduce the idea of utilising digital twinning as a complementary tool to fieldwork to improve diversity and inclusivity. We are keen to gather perceptions and feedback from those at all stages of a marine science career from students to PIs and those involved in hiring within the marine science community.

The event will take place on the 27th of January 2021 13:30-15:30 on zoom. Please register for the event here: https://forms.office.com/r/TJFER7gmHb
If you have any questions please contact Anna.Mcgregor@glasgow.ac.uk

The project is entitled 'Evaluating perceptions of job roles in marine research and raising awareness of digital twinning of the oceans to promote diversity and inclusivity in the marine sciences'. The project involves several members of the Challenger Society EDIA working group. All members of the project are listed below.
Dr Anna McGregor (University of Glasgow and Challenger Society Council)
Prof. Carol Robinson (University of East Anglia)
Dr Chelsey Baker (National Oceanography Centre and Challenger Society Council)
Ben Fisher (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Cecilia Liszka (British Antarctic Survey and Challenger Society Council)
Dr Gillian Damerell (University of East Anglia)
Dr Sophie Fielding (British Antarctic Survey)
Pilvi Muschitiello (British Antarctic Survey)
Natasha Simmonds (University of Aberdeen)