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Emeritus Professor, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton

Professor Amos has made significant and balanced contributions to the University in scientific leadership through research into the fundamental processes governing sediment transport. He has demonstrated strong leadership skills in coordinating and undertaking major research projects in tidally-dominated coastal settings.

His present interests include the development of instrumentation (benthic landers and benthic flumes) for in situ measurement of sediment stability in cohesive and non-cohesive sediments, which has resulted in over 100 science publications in this field of study. He is presently involved in developing and calibrating a sediment transport model of Venice Lagoon (with the National Research Council of Italy) for purposes of management of lagoonal habitats.


  • –present
    Emeritus professor, University of Southampton