5 October 2017, interview (in French) for the French TV news on France 3 about our lab experiment at the Coriolis facility:
I am a regular author for the European Geophysical Union’s Cryospheric Division blog. I write on ice topics from the ocean’s perspective.
I created and manage polarfever.com, our research group’s “at sea” blog. I wrote mostly in summer 2015 during my expedition to northwest Greenland short entries on the life onboard: our science, the other groups’ science, the ship’s hospital, the engines…
I co-manage SciSnack, an international blogging platform for early career researchers. I also founded the University of East Anglia writing group, and managed it until the end of my PhD. I write on science communication and other topics outside of my area of research.
Here are some of my pieces:
– ROVing in the deep
– Allez Halley!
– Water masses “for dummies”
– The winds of summer (and surface fluxes of winter)
– Fun with fluids: ocean mixing and hot chocolate
– Sinking on the Seven Seas
– What I learnt from publicly failing my demo
– What happens exactly during a CTD cast
– Mud, glorious mud!
“The ocean circulation in your kitchen“: I explain global ocean water masses, stratification and the overturning circulation using only items that anyone has in their kitchen. The idea being that the audience can do them again once back at home. It is a family-friendly hands-on activity.
Performed with success and in Swedish (!) at the Balthazar Science Centre, Skövde (Sweden) for the Earth Hour 2016.
Performed less well a more complex version at the FAMOS 2015 meeting, Cape Cod (US).
Forskarefika: discussing with the public in Swedish while we enjoy a cup of coffee. Much harder than a traditional demonstration – questions could be on any topic. Done for Gothenburg’s 2016 science week at the Sjöfartmuseet.
“Pinch of Salt” at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2013, London: introducing physical oceanography and Seagliders (ocean robots) to a general science-curious audience. This was organised by Prof. Karen Heywood.
We performed 5h shifts during a week, engaging with the public via fun activities in large water tanks: pencil ballasting, ice cube melting in fresh or salty water, tasting salty water from different seas…
A month before, Prof. Chris Vincent and I carried the tanks to Cambridge and tested the activities with schoolchidren in year 5 and 6.
During spring 2013, for the preparation of the exhibition and our website, I was in charge of creating profile videos. These consisted in 2mn introduction videos by the team members, during which they talked about a variety of topics: how did they get into sciences, what they like most about their work, their best/worst experience at sea, what they do outside of UEA…
I did everything, from obtaining the filming equipment to footage editing… and I really enjoyed it! Since then, I have been looking for time and opportunity to do it again!
You can watch an example of these videos here (my profile video; the only one that I did not direct)