Dr Erik Mackie is a climate scientist and mathematician, with research interests in climate change, physical oceanography, satellite remote sensing and sea-level rise. He received his BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh, and completed his PhD joint between the University of Bristol and the British Antarctic Survey, using high-resolution satellite altimetry observations to investigate the circulation of the Southern Ocean and the frontal positions of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Subsequently, he completed a postdoctoral position in the Polar Oceans Team at the British Antarctic Survey, on a NERC National Productivity Investment Fund Innovation Placement. He is an experienced science communicator, and has worked as a Policy Fellow at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in Westminster, where he authored a POSTnote on Rising Sea Levels for the UK Parliament. Currently, he works at the Cambridge Zero initiative at the University of Cambridge, and is an Honorary Researcher at the British Antarctic Survey, where he maintains ongoing research collaborations with Profs. Paul Holland and Mike Meredith.
2019- Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge
2019- Honorary Researcher, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
2018-19 NERC National Productivity Investment Fund Innovation Placement, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
2017 RCUK Policy Fellow, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, Westminster
2014-18 PhD Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol & British Antarctic Survey
2012-13 European Voluntary Service, Jugendwerk der AWO, Stuttgart, Germany
2008-12 BSc (Hons) Applied Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
Mackie E., Shuckburgh E., Jones D. and Vaughan D, 2019. Sea-level Rise. BAS Science Briefing.
Mackie E., 2018. Southern Ocean Circulation and Frontal Dynamics from Cryosat-2 Along-track Radar Altimetry. PhD Thesis, University of Bristol & British Antarctic Survey.
Mackie E. and Wentworth J., 2017. Rising Sea Levels. POSTnote 555. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.
Mackie E. and Wentworth J., 2017. Projecting Future Sea Level Rise. POSTbrief 25. Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.
Publications from NERC Open Research Archive
Summers, Tim, Mackie, Erik ORCID record for Erik Mackie, Ueno, Risa, Simpson, Charles ORCID record for Charles Simpson, Hosking, J. Scott ORCID record for J. Scott Hosking, Suciu, Tudor, Coburn, Andrew, Shuckburgh, Emily. (2022) Localized impacts and economic implications from high temperature disruption days under climate change. Climate Resilience and Sustainability, 1. 10.1002/cli2.35
Thomas, Simon D.A. ORCID record for Simon D.A. Thomas, Jones, Daniel C. ORCID record for Daniel C. Jones, Faul, Anita ORCID record for Anita Faul, Mackie, Erik ORCID record for Erik Mackie, Pauthenet, Etienne. (2021) Defining Southern Ocean fronts using unsupervised classification. Ocean Science, 17. 18 pp. 10.5194/os-17-1545-2021
Mackie, Erik ORCID record for Erik Mackie, Shuckburgh, Emily ORCID record for Emily Shuckburgh, Jones, Dan ORCID record for Dan Jones, Vaughan, David ORCID record for David Vaughan. (2020) How climate change is affecting sea levels. Weather, 75. 280-280. 10.1002/wea.3716
Mackie, Erik Jan Bayens ORCID record for Erik Jan Bayens Mackie. (2019) Southern Ocean circulation and frontal dynamics from Cryosat-2 a long-track radar altimetry. University of Bristol, PhD thesis