Prof Dorrik Stow

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Professor Stow is a leading sedimentologist, geologist and oceanographer of international standing with an extensive record of scientific publications, including over 200 scientific papers and reports, numerous books and edited volumes. He specialises in the deep sea and on deep-sea deposits now thrown up onto land. In pursuing this scientific quest he has sailed on all the world's major oceans, visited or worked in more than 50 countries and lectured extensively throughout the world. He has worked in and with the oil industry, particularly in their ongoing quest for deep-sea oil and gas and on new and tight reservoir targets; led a major international mission for scientific drilling into the deep Indian Ocean seafloor; and is currently co-chief scientist for IODP Leg 339 on Mediterranean Outflow research. He also maintains strong interest in the field of geoscience and development, with recent visits to Indian Kashmir, Assam and Sri Lanka, concerning hazard mitigation, geoscience education and marine management. His enthusiasm for the popularisation of ocean and earth sciences is expressed through lectures, writing and broadcast, including his recent books Oceans: An Illustrated Reference (2004) and Vanished Ocean (OUP, 2010). He is currently Director of Research and Professor of Petroleum Geoscience at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot Watt University, and Director of the Edinburgh Collaborative of Subsurface Science and Engineering (ECOSSE).
Employment
2008-present: ECOSSE Chair & Professor, Heriot-Watt University; Director of Research, Institute of Petroleum Engineering
1989-2008: Professor Ocean & Earth Science (from 2000), previously Reader, and Head of Academic Studies, School of Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton University
2006: Visiting Professor, Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia, Malaga, Spain; Spanish Misitry of Education and Science, Mobility Award.
1998-2000: Royal Society Industrial Research Fellow, BP, Sunbury; working within the Deepwater Research team
1984-1989: Lecturer then Reader, Nottingham University
1984: Associate Professor, Bordeaux University, France
1980-1984: Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow (1982-84); NERC Research Fellow (1980-82), Edinburgh University
1977-1980: Exploration Geologist then Senior Sedimentologist, British National Oil Corporation (Britoil), Glasgow
Education and awards
1977: PhD Marine Geology, Dalhousie University, Canada
1976: MA Cambridge University, UK
1974: BA Natural Science Tripos, Cambridge University, UK
Royal Society Industrial Research Fellowship
National Teaching Fellowship
Geological Society William Smith Award
Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellowship
Natural Environmental Research Council Research Fellowship
Royal Society John Murray Travelling Fellowship
Dalhousie Postgraduate Fellowship
Commonwealth Scholarship
Exhibition, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
Royal Institution Australian Science Scholarship

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