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We share the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) with the University of Southampton. If you cannot find who you are looking for, it may be because they work for our collaborative partner, Ocean and Earth Science at the University of Southampton. Please check the Ocean and Earth Science website.

Centre Directors

Chief Executive
Chief Scientist and Director of Science and Technology
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Associate Directors

Associate Director of Engagement
Corporate and Business Support
Associate Director for Research
National Marine Facilities
Chief Technology Transfer Officer; Strategic Business Development

Science and Technology

Marine Physics and Ocean Climate

Prof. Sheldon Bacon
Group Head
Prof. Penny Holliday
Associate Head
Dr Laurent Amoudry
Associate Head

National Marine Facilities

Logistics Technical Group

Tyrone Vernon
Group Head

Programme Management

Colin Day
Group Head

Research Ships Management

Guy Dale-Smith
Research Ship Manager

Data and Information

British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility

National Oceanographic Library

Jane Stephenson
Head of Library and Information Services

Government, International and Public Engagement


Lucy Cox
Group Head

International and Strategic Partnerships Office

Alan Evans
Group Head

Corporate and Business Support

Enterprise Resource Planning

Sean Barrett
Group Head

Strategic Business Development and Innovation

Strategic Business Development

Dr Pushkar Wadke
Head of Strategic Business Development and Innovation

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Aidan Thorn
Innovation Centre Business Manager