- Instrumentation and Data Technician
Rob is the instrumentation and data technician for the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) Survey department of the Marine Biological Association, responsible for the deployment, recovery and maintenance of instruments fitted to the CPR.
Rob has worked as an instrument technician in the fields of both clinical medicine and environmental science, with a particular focus on telemetry and automated imaging.
Rob is also an experienced plankton analyst, trained in the taxonomic identification of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean species. Due to this combination of skills, Rob has recently been involved with H2020 Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems (AtlantOS) and is responsible for the MBA’s automated plankton imaging and analysis capabilities.
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