Dr Nick Hardman-Mountford

Research Team Leader And Principal Scientist

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Dr Hardman-Mountford is a research team leader and biogeochemical oceanographer with a broad wealth of experience in multi-disciplinary marine science.

His research interests focus on ocean carbon dynamics, blending a range of approaches from satellite observations to autonomous ocean instruments and modelling.

His research links to a range of industry applications such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), hydrocarbon seep detection, marine carbon valuation and carbon offsetting.

His research also has strong links to societal drivers such as food security and climate change.

He joined CSIRO in 2012 after 10 years at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK (2003–2012) where he was the theme leader for the Ocean and Carbon Cycle program and board member of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO, 2008–2012).

Previous to this, he worked as Project Scientist and then Director of the Centre for observation of Air-Sea Interactions and Fluxes (CASIX) at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (2003–2009). CASIX research focussed on advancing the understanding of air-sea CO2 exchange and reducing uncertainty in climate predictions.

Before joining the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Dr Hardman-Mountford worked at the Marine Biological Association of the UK where he established the Marine Environmental Change Network, a network of long-term time series observations in British and Irish waters.

Dr Hardman-Mountford has published over 100 research papers, book chapters, articles, industry and government reports.

He is the Australian representative on the International Ocean Colour Coordination Group (IOCCG).

Academic Qualifications

  • 2000

    University of Warwick, UK

  • 1996

    MSc (Dist.)
    University of Warwick (UK)

  • 1995

    BSc (Hons.)
    University of Newcastle (UK)


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