NOC Names Director of Science and Technology

Photo: SAMS

National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has appointed professor Angela Hatton as director of Science and Technology.

Professor Angela Hatton said, “These are interesting and exciting times for the NOC; addressing globally significant challenges, driving forward technology development and conducting science that has a positive impact on society and the economy. I’m delighted to take up the challenge of helping the NOC achieve this and to strengthen partnerships with the marine science community in the UK and around the world.”

Angela is a microbial biogeochemist with interests in the role microorganisms play in the production and removal of environmentally significant trace gases.

She was previously director of Research at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and has also held research positions at SAMS and the University of East Anglia where she achieved two Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) fellowships and obtained her PhD.

Professor Edward Hill, executive director of the NOC said, “I am delighted that Angela Hatton has joined the National Oceanography Centre. She brings a wealth of highly relevant knowledge and experience. I am confident that under her dynamic leadership NOC will meet the future scientific opportunities and challenges ahead and further strengthen its reputation as one of the world’s leading oceanographic institutions.”

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