Claire began working for the CPR Survey in 2003 as a Plankton Analyst and since has combined this role with that of Laboratory Manager. Here she manages each analyst’s workload, plans for future projects and looks after the day-to-day running of the laboratory. She has gained considerable taxonomic experience – identifying phytoplankton and zooplankton from all areas of the Survey including the North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. She has also analysed net caught zooplankton samples across the Irish Sea.
As well as ensuring the analysis programme runs smoothly, she has considerable experience of organising international taxonomic workshops.
Claire is Technical Secretary for the NMBAQC Scheme, developed to provide a source of external quality assurance for organisations and laboratories engaged in producing marine biological data. Further information regarding the NMBAQC Scheme can be found here. http://www.nmbaqcs.org/
Claire is part of the silk production team, producing pairs of filtering and covering silk, which are then placed into the internal mechanism of the CPR to capture plankton.
Claire graduated back in 1996 from the University of Plymouth with a BSc (Hons) Environmental Science.