Dr Katherine (Katy) Hill is experienced in science management and science diplomacy with a strong background in marine and climate science and the delivery of collaborative projects and programmes at the National, Regional and International/Intergovernmental Levels levels. Katy is UK G7 Marine Science Coordinator and Co-Leads the G7 Future of the Seas and Oceans Initiative Coordination Centre - working across the UK Marine Science community, into UK government and with international programmes and partners to advance sustained observations and the UK's role and leadership in the observing system. Katy works closely with her EU Counterpart in the Coordination Centre to implement G7 FSOI Activities. Further information can be found at www.g7fsoi.org.
Katy also sits on a number of boards and committees including the UN Ocean Decade Data Coordination Group and the Global Ocean Observing System Governance Task Team. Katy has also been an invited expert on review panels including for the review of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS).
Katy has studied in in the UK, Canada and Australia, culminating in a Ph.D. in Quantitative Marine Sciences. She has spent much of her career dedicated to the development and implementation of sustained observing systems with over 15 years working at national, regional, international levels. Prior to this role, Katy worked for the Global Climate Observing System and the Global Ocean Observing System based at the World Meteorological Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, establishing projects such as the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS 2020) project. Katy previously worked for Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System in its formative years and oversaw the science planning and scientific delivery of the observing system. Prior to this, she worked for the International CLIVAR Project Office in the UK. Katy holds UK and Australian citizenship.