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Dr Tim E van Peer BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Tim van Peer is a Research Fellow in Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

2018 – present: Research Fellow, University of Southampton

Jan – March 2018: Paleomagnetist onboard R/V JOIDES Resolution during IODP Expedition 374 (Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History)

2013 – 2017: PhD, University of Southampton (A palaeomagnetic, astrochronological, and environmental magnetic perspective on Oligocene-Miocene climate, using drift sediments from the northwest Atlantic Ocean)

Jan – Jul 2016: Curatorial assistant BOSCORF (British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility)

2008 – 2013: BSc and MSc, Utrecht University (Astronomically tuned magnetocyclostratigraphy of late Burdigalian marine sediments at Monte Cardeto, Ancona, Italy)

Research interests

- Oligocene through Neogene climate reconstructions, e.g., ocean circulation and evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet in various climate states.

- Magnetic stratigraphies such as magnetostratigraphy and relative palaeointensity (RPI) to determine time and duration of palaeoclimatic and geomagnetic events.

- Rock and environmental magnetic characteristics and X-ray fluorescence data to reconstruct palaeoenvironmental and palaeoceanographic variability.

Research group

Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate

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Book Chapter


Palaeomagnetism onboard R/V JOIDES Resolution:

Zine and accompanying classroom activity:


Tim is also actively involved in outreach events such as NOCS open days and the International Ocean Discovery Program’s (IODP’s) shipboard and shorebased Outreach & Education events, e.g., with museums like Smithsonian, high schools, and universities.

06/2018 UK IODP Moratorium Award

06/2015 IRM Student Scholarship

04/2015 EGU Outstanding Poster Award

02/2015 IRM Visiting Fellowship

07/2014 ESF Short Visit Grant

05/2013 GSNOCS PhD Scholarship

Dr Tim E van Peer
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH

Room Number: NOCS/184/11

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