About Me

Head and shoulders picture of Emma BolandI am Dr Emma Boland, a polar scientist, climate science communicator, and physical oceanographer, currently working at the British Antarctic Survey. I using my expertise as an adjoint modeller to study the dynamics of the Polar Oceans, and am currently focussed on adjoint modelling. Adjoint modelling is an exciting tool for examining how climate models behave, and can find connections that traditional approaches miss. I am expanding my expertise to investigate how machine learning can benefit polar oceanography and climate science in general. I am co-director of the AI for the study of Climate Risk CDT, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. I am a Sustainability By-Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.

Find out more about my background,¬†my¬†research, take a look at my publications or see what I’m tweeting/tooting. Some of my recent media appearances can be listened to/viewed here.

Climate Science Engagement:

I am an experienced climate science communicator. I am active in public engagement, regularly taking part in events such as the Cambridge Pint of Science Festival and talking to audiences that range from school children to other scientists on topics of climate science. I have media experience, as a previous British Science Association Media Fellow, as well as appearances on Channel 4 news, local radio and TV. I am fully DBS (CRB) checked.

Header image from NASA’s Perpetual Ocean simulation of ECCO2.