Erik is an oceanographer, investigating the time scales and pathways of the global ocean circulation.
His research focuses on how currents and eddies in the ocean transport heat and nutrients, as well as marine organisms and plastics between different regions of the ocean. He has a MSc in physics and a PhD in physical oceanography, and uses both data from ocean observations as well as from computer simulations of the ocean to understand how different regions of the ocean are connected.
Erik has worked in the Netherlands, the USA, Australia and the UK.
Adjunct Lecturer, UNSW Australia
Professor, Utrecht University
Associate Investigator, Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science