UK-OSNAP is a collaboration across many centres in the UK. The researchers listed below are contributors to UK-OSNAP and we work with many other scientists, engineers and technicians to make the ocean observations and run models. We work closely with a range of people and organisations who will benefit from the results and new understanding that come from the programme. 

Marine scientists standing on the deck of a research ship

UK-OSNAP is a programme supported by a series of NERC grants since 2013:

UK-OSNAP Large Grant (2013-2018)

UK-OSNAP Extension (2018-2019)

UK-OSNAP Decade (2019-2023)

SNAP-DRAGON (2020-2023)

UK-OSNAP Extension (2023-2024)


People active in UK OSNAP now:

Prof Penny Holliday (NOC) is the present PI for UK-OSNAP

Darren Rayner (NOC)

Prof Stuart Cunningham (SAMS)

Prof. Mark Inall (SAMS)

Sam Jones (SAMS)

Neil Fraser (SAMS)

Clare Johnson (SAMS).

Prof David Marshall (University of Oxford)

Dr Helen Johnson (University of Oxford) 

Prof. Ric Williams (University of Liverpool), working with Dr Vassil Roussenov.

Prof Sheldon Bacon (NOC) was the original Principal Investigator for UK-OSNAP


Previously part of the UK OSNAP team:

Dr Chris Wilson (NOC) led work under the first grant to use profile and air-sea fluxes data to make estimates of Subpolar Gyre circulation and mixing

Neil Mackay was a NOC postdoc working with Chris Wilson

Jo Hopkins (NOC) has worked on deep western boundary current near Greenland

Yavor Kostov was a postdoc at University of Oxford working with David Marshall and Helen Johnson

Loïc Houpert  was a researcher working on eastern boundary topics at SAMS and then at NOC

Léon Chafik was a researcher working at NOC on the dynamics of the MOC a