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Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
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I am a physical oceanographer with a strong interest in biogeochemical cycles. I am currently working within an interdisciplinary project researching ocean ecosystem health and its resilience in the face of climate change in the Western Indian Ocean (SOLSTICE-WIO). Within this project I am investigating the biophysical interactions that sustain fisheries in coastal communities in South Africa and Tanzania and their sensitivities to climate change.


My main research interests are:

  • Biophysical interactions

  • Ocean mixing processes and atmosphere-ocean interactions

  • Integration of ocean observations and numerical simulations

  • Ocean response to climate change

  • Knowledge exchange and science into policy


My most recent publications are:

Palmer, M.R., Shagude, Y.W., Roberts, M.J., Popova, E., Wihsgott, J.U., Aswani, S., Coupland, J., Howe, J.A., Bett, B.J,. Osuka, K.E., Abernethy, C., Alexiou, S., Painter, S.C., Kamau, J.N., Nyandwi, N., Sekadende, B. (2021), Marine Robots for Coastal Ocean Research in the Western Indian Ocean. Ocean & Coastal Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105805


Kamau, J.N., Jacobs, Z.L., Jebri, F., Kelly, S., Kimani, E., Makori, A., Mwaluma, J., Mueni, E., Ong'anda, H., Palmer, M.R. and Popova, E., Taylor, S.F.W., Wihsgott, J.U., Painter, S.C. (2021). Managing emerging fisheries of the North Kenya Banks in the context of environmental change. Ocean & Coastal Management, 209. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105671


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