I am the Seagoing Research Technician on the RV MBA Sepia and I work with other members of the boat team to deliver research vessel services. These services range from undertaking time-series surveys, to carrying out week long educational programs for universities. I have expertise in the deployment of scientific equipment from marine platforms to gain high quality biological, ecological and oceanographic data for research purposes. Prior joining the Marine Biological Association I worked at the British Antarctic Survey as a post-doctoral research assistant looking at fisheries time-series data. I have a PhD from the University of Southampton investigating long-term trends in Antarctic krill recruitment dynamics. In addition to this I have worked as a scientific diver and ecological consultant for both private businesses and government agencies. As such I have a broad understanding of marine survey techniques and equipment.
Dr Franki Perry
Sea-going Research Technician