Associate Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Southampton

Dr Jon Copley is an Associate Professor of Marine Ecology at the University of Southampton, and the first British person to dive to a depth of five kilometres in the ocean.

As a marine biologist, his research explores environments such as volcanic vents on the ocean floor, where his team and colleagues have discovered several new species of deep-sea creatures during recent expeditions. His work also involves teaching and writing, and he is co-founder of a company that trains scientists in how to share their research with wider public audiences.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Southampton