Dr Woodgate is a physical oceanographer, specializing in polar research,
with a focus on the circulation of the Arctic Ocean, interactions
between sea-ice and the ocean, and the role of the polar oceans in
climate. Her research concentrates on the collection and analysis of
in-situ oceanographic data. She has worked for many years in the
deployment and recovery of moored oceanographic instrumentation in
ice-covered waters, and the analysis of both mooring and hydrographic
data. She is involved in undergraduate teaching and graduate education.
She has worked on British, German, Norwegian and American research
vessels and led expeditions to Bering Strait and the Arctic Ocean.
Her first degree is in Physics from the University of Cambridge and
PhD (University of Oxford) is in Data Assimilation in Ocean Models. Her
postdoc work was done at the Alfred-Wegener Institute in Germany.
Her goal is to understand the physical processes in both Arctic and
Antarctic regions, and to use her background to bridge the gap between
theory, modeling and real observations of the oceans.