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Professor John Shepherd MA, PhD, CBE, FRS

Emeritus Professor of Earth System Science

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Professor John Shepherd is Emeritus Professor of Earth System Science within the Ocean and Earth Science department of the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science, University of Southampton, at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

BA Natural Sciences and MA, Cambridge University (1964-1967)
PhD Low Temperature Physics, Cambridge University (1967-1970)
Director, Southampton Oceanography Centre (1994-1999)
Professor of Marine Sciences, University of Southampton (1994-2006)
Director of the Earth System Modelling Initiative, Southampton Oceanography Centre (1999-2006)
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (1999)
Professorial Research Fellow (2006-present)
Awarded CBE (June 2010)





Research interests

Specialisms: Earth System Science & Modelling, Climate Change

Climate change, especially natural variability of the climate system on long time-scales

Development and application of intermediate complexity models of the Earth climate system (especially for the interpretation of the palaeo-climate record).

Research group

Physical Oceanography

Research project(s)

Assessing the Impact of Geo-engineering the Climate

Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (2001-2010)
Programme Coordinator for MSc in Marine Science Policy & Law
Member, Research Board, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

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Book Chapters


  • Shepherd, J. G. (Ed.) (2004). Macro-Engineering Options for Climate Change Management & Mitigation (Tyndall Centre & Cambridge-MIT Institute Symposium). Macro-Engineering Options for Climate Change Management & Mitigation, .


Professor John Shepherd
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
SO14 3ZH, UK

Room Number: NOCS/564/14

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