This page is organised as follows: Current positions; Field work experience; Past positions; Education; Funded research grants; Other duties.
Associate Senior Lecturer (biträdande lektor), based at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
Co-lead of team OCEAN for the international MOSAiC expedition.
Physical Oceanography PI for the Swedish contribution to the international Synoptic Arctic Survey field expedition.
Associate Editor of the Journal of Physical Oceanography.
Co-lead of the international CLIVAR/CliC Northern Ocean Regional Panel task “Understanding of the role of the Arctic Ocean in Arctic amplification”
Work Experience: at sea and in the lab
- October 2017 – Coriolis rotating platform (LEGI, France)
Geophysical fluid dynamics lab experiment in a 13m rotating tank to simulate the topographic controls of ocean circulation in glacial fjords.
- June – July 2017 – R/V Polarstern (Alfred Wegener Institute)
SiPCA expedition (Survival of the Polar Cod in a changing Arctic) PS106, north of Svalbard. C. Heuzé’s equipment was purchased with a grant awarded to C. Heuzé by the Olle Engkvist Stiftelse. Group leader (PI) for the physical oceanography.
- August 2015 – I/B Oden (Swedish Polar Secretariat)
Paleoceanography expedition to Petermann Fjord, northwest Greenland
- August 2013 – R/V Lance (Norwegian Polar Institute)
Oceanography and sea ice research cruise in Fram Strait
- January to March 2012 – RRS James Clark Ross (British Antarctic Survey)
Oceanography and biology research cruise in the Southern Weddell Sea. Group leader (PI) for the physical oceanography.
- May 2011 – Thétys II (CNRS)
Oceanography and biology research cruise to the Mediterranean Sea
Work Experience: in and around the office
- Since October 2018 – Tenure-track in climatology at the department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Since October 2019 – Main supervisor of a University of Gothenburg PhD student.
- 2015 – 2018 – VINNOVA Marie Curie research fellow between the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and the University of Oxford (UK).
Since January 2018 – Co-supervisor of a University of Gothenburg PhD student.
- Since July 2015 – Teaching and supervision of Master and Bsc students at the University of Gothenburg. See the Teaching page.
- 2017 Executive Secretary of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) Sweden.
2018 National committee representative of APECS Sweden within APECS international.
- December 2015 to June 2017 – Consultant for the Radar Remote Sensing group of Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg (Sweden).
Since January 2017 – Co-supervisor of a Chalmers PhD student.
- April 2015 to July 2015 – Postdoctoral researcher at LOCEAN, Paris (France)
- October 2011 to March 2015 – PhD student at the University of East Anglia, UK. Teaching and marking for undergraduate students at UEA. See the Teaching page.
- May to July 2013 – Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, London (UK). See the Outreach page.
- March to September 2011 – Research internship at LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris (France)
The interannual variability of the mixed-layer in the Southern Ocean,
Supervisor: F. Vivier, PhD
Created a coarse resolution global climatology of the mixed-layer (ML) from raw Argo data. Examined the impact of SAM and ENSO on the ML properties’ interannual variations.
- May to September 2010 – Research internship at the INRS-ETE, Québec (Canada)
Statistical hydrology of North Canada
Supervisor: T. B.M.J Ouarda, PhD
Analysed the influence of Spring flood events on Autumn flood events in Québec. Developed a new statistical method for the detection of outliers (drought events)
Education and Qualifications
- October 2011 to February 2015 – PhD student at the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK), and UK Met Office, Exeter (UK)
Antarctic Bottom Water in CMIP5 models: characteristics, formation, evolution
Supervisors: Prof. K. J. Heywood (UEA), Prof. D.P. Stevens (UEA), and J.K Ridley (UK MetOffice), PhD. See publications ,,, and my PhD thesis.
- September 2013 – NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School, University of Oxford (UK)
- August 2011 – Physics of the Climate System, Summer School, University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
- 2008 to 2011 – Engineering Degree and Master’s Degree in Hydrodynamics, Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) and LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris (France).
= Physics, fluid mechanics, hydrology, ship design, and a lot of computing.
Master’s thesis on the interannual variability of the mixed layer depth in the Southern Ocean – I restarted working on that topic in October 2014 .
Supervisor: F. Vivier (LOCEAN-IPSL), PhD
- Before that, I did my classes préparatoires (crème de la crème of the French undergraduate studies) in maths and physics at Janson de Sailly, Paris (France). If you really want to know what I did even before 2006, contact me.
Funded research grants
2019 – 2022 Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) ‘Why is the deep Arctic Ocean Warming? (WAOW)’, PI, 3.6 MSEK
2019 – 2021 Swedish National Space Agency (Rymdstyrelsen) ‘Warm Inflows for Near-real time Detection Of Weddell polynya from Space (WINDOWS)’, PI, 4.5 MSEK
2015 – 2018 VINNOVA, VINNMER Marie Curie Cofund Incoming research fellowship ‘Is Greenland meltwater going to stop the Atlantic overturning circulation?’, PI, 2.3 MSEK
2018 UGOT climate fund, 0.6 MSEK for developing sensors, CI (PI Sebastiaan Swart)
2017 UGOT climate fund, 0.8 MSEK for developing sensors, CI (PI Anna Wåhlin)
2016 – 2017 Stiftelse Olle Engkvist Byggmästare ‘Initiating PANDORAS: the Pan-Arctic Network of Deep Ocean Remote and Autonomous Sensors’, PI, 0.3 MSEK
I am a reviewer for
– Journal of Physical Oceanography
– Journal of Geophysical Research
– Ocean Science
– Ocean Modelling
– Annals of Glaciology
– Journal of Climate
– Future Earth
I have been an opponent for the PhD defense of
– Dr Nora Loose, University of Bergen, 30 August 2019
I am also fairly good at organising things:
– Co-convenor of HE008 session “North Atlantic – Nordic seas – Arctic Ocean heat exchanges: Processes and Impacts”, 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018;
– Organiser of two short courses during EGU 2017: “Communicating Climate Change” and “Successful strategies to design, develop and write a research paper”;
– Organiser of the 2016 international FRISP meeting at Kristineberg, Sweden;
– Organiser of career-development sessions for young researchers in Sweden, during FRISP 2016 and the PolarForum;
– Organiser of the Marine lunches, monthly networking events to strengthen collaborations between the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers;
– Organiser of the “Polar Pub”, seminar series and networking event for polar early career researchers in Gothenburg.
Awards and prizes
2017 European Geophysical Union best blog award
2016 Wallenberg foundation travel award for young researchers
2015 Forum for Arctic Modelling and Observation Systems travel award
2013 & 2015 Gordon Research Conference student travel award
2014 Challenger Society student travel award
2014 Graduate Climate Conference student travel award
2014 American Geophysical Union student travel award