Contributor Profile

Prof Ed Hill OBE

Job TitleExecutive Director

Company NameNational Oceanography Centre


Professor Edward Hill is Executive Director of the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in the United Kingdom.  The NOC is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and has a remit to provide UK national capability to undertake and enable large-scale oceanographic sciences from coast to deep ocean.  His research background is in physical oceanography where he specialised in the circulation of continental shelf seas, during which time he participated in over 20 research ship expeditions and led half as Chief Scientist.

Professor Hill has served on numerous national and international advisory bodies including the International Steering Group of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the European Marine Board (EMB), the cross-Government UK Marine Science Coordination Committee (MSCC), the Governing Board of the National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (NCOF) and NERC’s Executive Board and Science and Innovation Strategy Board (SISB).

Professor Hill received his MSc and PhD degrees in oceanography from Bangor University (Marine Science Laboratories, Menai Bridge) and his BSc in applied mathematics from the University of Sheffield.  He was subsequently recognised by both universities with the award of an Honorary Fellowship (Bangor) and an Honorary Doctorate of Science (Sheffield).  He was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth II in 2010 for services to environmental sciences.

Conference Sessions

  • Ocean Futures Forum

    Tuesday09:30 - 13:3013 Mar 2018
    Platinum Suite Rooms 5-7

    This half-day exclusive forum brings together key players in the ocean science and technology community, to examine the future trajectory of the Blue Economy. R...

    • Language: English (United Kingdom)

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