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Ed Hill


Professor Ed Hill CBE is Chief Executive of the National Oceanography Centre, one of the world’s most innovative oceanographic institutions. He has a research background in physical oceanography, specialising in the circulation of continental shelf seas and participated in over 20 research expeditions. Ed received his MSc and PhD degrees in oceanography from Bangor University and his BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Sheffield. 

Professor Hill has served, and continues to serve, on numerous national and international advisory bodies, including: International Steering Group of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the European Marine Board (EMB), the cross-Government UK Marine Science Coordination Committee (MSCC), the Governing Board of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP) and is the Head of UK Delegation at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO (United Nations). He has contributed to the IES’ Marine & Coastal Community and guest edited the recent journal on the Decade of Ocean Science. He was appointed a CBE in 2020 for services to environmental sciences. 

He was elected to the IES Council in 2022.