Andrew Meijers is a physical oceanographer at the British Antarctic Survey. He specialises in the large-scale ocean circulation and change around Antarctica, using both observations and climate models.
Hailing from Tasmania, he undertook his PhD at the University of Tasmania and spent several years at the CSIRO Atmospheres and Oceans, before moving to BAS in 2012. He has gained extensive field experience on the Southern Ocean and has led three expeditions as chief scientist.
He presently acts as the Deputy Science Lead of the BAS Polar Oceans programme, and as the Scientific Coordinator of the large Horizon Europe OCEAN:ICE programme; seeking to understand the role of ocean-ice sheet coupling and feedbacks in our future climate. Prior to this he acted as the Principal Investigator of the UK ORCHESTRA programme, and its follow-on ENCORE, which sought to understand the Southern Ocean's role in storing, subducting and exporting heat and carbon.
He has written over 50 articles on the Southern Ocean, including as a contributing author to the Polar Oceans chapter of the IPCC Special Report into the Oceans and Cryosphere.