Dr Sari Giering

Contact details

Research Fellow
Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
s.giering at noc.ac.uk
+44 (0)23 8059 6345



I am interested in how marine organisms influence the capacity of the ocean to store carbon. My research combines shipboard measurements, laboratory analyses, data synthesis and numerical modelling. Examples of my work include my data synthesis and modelling effort that resulted in the world’s first balanced carbon budget for the deep sea. We are now building on this work, trying to understand the flow of carbon through the food web in contrasting environments, such as the Southern Ocean and the subtropical Atlantic (see our COMICS project).

I am also promoting the use of the ever-growing amount of data collected by optical devices and marine autonomous vehicles to infer ecosystem processes such as deep ocean carbon storage. I am chair of the dedicated SCOR working group TOMCAT. Our work includes the effort to promote standardized data recording, processing and deposition of optical data.



  • Apr 2017 – open end
  • Dec 2016 – Mar 2017
  • Jun 2015 – Nov 2016
  • Jan 2014 – Jun 2015
  • Jul 2013 – Dec 2013
  • May 2013 – Jun 2013
  • Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
  • Project Scientist, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Post-doc Research Fellow, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
  • Post-doc Researcher, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Research Assistant, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Twilight Zone Ecology Researcher, National Oceanography Centre, UK


  • 2009 – 2013
  • 2006 – 2009
  • PhD Marine Biogeochemistry; University of Southampton, UK
  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology; University of Aberdeen, UK



For an up-to-date list of my publications check out my google scholar profile. You can also find me on ORCiD and Researchgate.