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Professor Mark Brandon

Professor Mark Brandon is a polar oceanographer based in the UK. He has spent his entire career working in polar science at the Scott Polar Research Institute, The British Antarctic Survey, and now a university. With almost three years of Antarctic field work he has published more than 40 research articles and 3 text books. Mark pioneered the use of robots beneath the Antarctic sea ice and is an expert on the interaction between the ocean and ice. He is committed to teaching and communicating polar science as widely as possible and has worked extensively with broadcast companies. Based on his work as Principle Academic Advisor for the BBC Frozen Planet series he was awarded the Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award in 2012. He was also a member of the Blue Planet II team and is currently working on another exciting multi-year polar broadcast project.