Professor of Physical Oceanography, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Nathan Bindoff has had an extraordinary career in ocean and climate change science beginning with some of the first papers on the changing state of the oceans, and methods for analysing the changed state of the oceans. With students he discovered the acceleration of the water cycle from ocean salinity measurements due to climate change, made the first estimates of the high melt rates of the Antarctic Ice sheet by the oceans and wrote some of the first papers on human influence in the oceans. Professor Bindoff has had important leadership roles in three rounds of the IPCC assessment reports (beginning in 2003).