Dr Ben Moat

Contact details

Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
ben.moat at noc.ac.uk
+44 (0)23 8059 7739



Research Interests

  • Ben Moat is a Physical oceanographer with interests in understanding the relationships between ocean circulation, and our long term global climate and European weather.
  • He has lead research expeditions into the North Atlantic and participated in numerous expeditions to the Indian, South Atlantic and Southern Oceans.
  • As a Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) ambassador he participates in leading science themed workshops at schools and other events.

Recent PhD Students

  • Guillaume Hug: Was the AMOC in the mid-20th Century stronger than at present? (2022 - present)
  • Anneke Sperling: Do ocean currents stick together? How ocean current coherence impacts European climate. (2023 - present)
  • Jan-Torben Witte: A coupled CFD and observational approach to improve measurements of ocean turbulence from gliders. (2017 - 2022)
  • Alex Cattrell: Increasing maritime safety with improved understanding of rogue waves. (2015 - 2020)


  • NOC Team Award 2022.
  • TOS award for the RAPID 26N team 2021
  • NOC Innovative Thinking Award 2020.
  • Awarded best paper at the Ricardo European User conference 2015.
  • Awarded the Denny medal by the IMarEST March 2010.

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