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Sebastiaan Swart

Senior lecturer

Sebastiaan Swart
Senior lecturer
sebastiaan.swart@marine.gu.se
+46 31 786 5628
0723-667672

Postal Address: Box 461, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 , 41319 Göteborg


Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About Sebastiaan Swart

Personal research website: www.sebswart.com

The high latitudes of the globe are perceived as a litmus to the state of the Earth’s climate and health. It is in these regions where environmental change, caused by a warming climate, is often most obvious. Despite this, our understanding of how the polar ocean and ocean-ice spheres interact and behave are poor, which is largely driven by the critical scarcity of scientific observations in these regions due to their remote and hostile nature. We require to significantly better understand the ocean processes that govern air-sea exchange, particularly when impacting the cryosphere. Our current capabilities in observations and modelling are insufficient to reveal the dynamical processes and variability occurring at the air-sea interface, below the ocean surface and principally the ocean covered by ice. My particular research interest includes upper ocean processes and air-sea-ice interaction and its associated role in biogeochemical processes. A current focus is on developing a better understanding in the Southern Ocean Marginal Ice Zone. To effectively observe these processes and regions require sophisticated observing techniques. I make use of autonomous vehicles, such as ocean gliders, to collect observations of the ocean’s surface and interior. I am a sea-going oceanographer and participated in 12 research cruises and was Chief Scientist on four of them to the Antarctic. I am currently the co-chair of the Southern Ocean Observing System (www.soos.aq).

Latest publications

OceanGliders: A component of the integrated GOOS
Pierre Testor, Brad DeYoung, Daniel L. Rudnick, Scott Glenn, Daniel Hayes et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Ship-based contributions to global ocean, weather, and climate observing systems
Shawn R. Smith, Gael Alory, Axel Andersson, Wiliam Asher, Alex Baker et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Polar ocean observations: A critical gap in the observing system and its effect on environmental predictions from hours to a season
Gregory C. Smith, Richard Allard, Marcel Babin, Laurent Bertino, Matthieu Chevallier et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Air-sea fluxes with a focus on heat and momentum
Meghan F. Cronin, Chelle L. Gentemann, James B. Edson, Iwao Ueki, Mark Bourassa et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2018”]
Andrew Meijers, Sebastiaan Swart
Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society -, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Constraining Southern ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations
Sebastiaan Swart, Sarah T. Gille, Bruno Delille, Simon Josey, Matthew Mazloff et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Review article 2019
Review article

Delivering sustained, coordinated and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact
Louise Newman, Petra Heil, Rowan Trebilco, Katsuro Katsumata, Andrew J. Constable et al.
Frontiers in Marine Science, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Southern Ocean Seasonal Restratification Delayed by Submesoscale Wind–Front Interactions
Marcel Du Plessis, Sebastiaan Swart, Isabelle Ansorge, Amala Mahadevan, Andrew Thompson
Journal of Physical Oceanography, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Spatial and temporal scales of chlorophyll variability using high-resolution glider data
Hazel Little, Marcello Vichi, Sandy Thomalla, Sebastiaan Swart
Journal of Marine Systems, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Return of the Maud Rise polynya: Climate litmus or sea ice anomaly?
Sebastiaan Swart, Ethan Campbell, Céline Heuzé, Kennith Johnson, Jan Lieser et al.
Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society -, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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2018

Abrupt transitions in submesoscale structure in Southern Drake Passage: Glider observations and model results
Giuliana Viglione, Andrew Thompson, Mar Flexas, Janet Sprintall, Sebastiaan Swart
Journal of Physical Oceanography, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2017”]
Sebastiaan Swart, Kennith Johnson, Matthew Mazloff, Andrew Meijers, Michael Meredith et al.
Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society -, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Ocean Gliders Ride the Research Wave in the Agulhas Current
Marjolaine Krug, Sebastiaan Swart, Juliet Hermes
Eos, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

2017

Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2016”]
Matt Mazloff, J.-B. Sallée, V. V. Menezes, A. M. Macdonald, M. P. Meredith et al.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Evaluation of satellite and reanalysis wind products with in situ Wave Glider wind observations in the Southern Ocean
Kevin Schmidt, Sebastiaan Swart, Chris Reason, Sarah Nicholson
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Exploring South Africa's southern frontier: A 20-year vision for polar research through the South African national antarctic programme
Isabelle J. Ansorge, Paul Skelton, Annie Bekker, P. J. Nico De Bruyn, Doug Butterworth et al.
South African Journal of Science, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Submesoscale cyclones in the Agulhas current
M. Krug, Sebastiaan Swart, J. Gula
Geophysical Research Letters, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Submesoscale processes promote seasonal restratification in the Subantarctic Ocean
M. du Plessis, Sebastiaan Swart, I. J. Ansorge, A. Mahadevan
Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Ocean robotics in support of fisheries research and management
Sebastiaan Swart, JJ Zietsman, Janet Coetzee, DG Goslett, Derek Needham et al.
African Journal of Marine Science, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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