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Dr. Elaina Ford - Profile

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British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road, High Cross
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0ET United Kingdom


January 2014 - present:

BAS: Senior External Programmes Manager.

Responsibility for managing projects at BAS funded externally, mainly by European Union Framework 7 and Horizon 2020. 

Main projects include:

ICE-ARC - Ice, Climate, Economics - Arctic Research on Change - - 12M euro project cooridinated by BAS (Jeremy Wilkinson) 2014-17. 

EU-PolarNet - Coordinating Action from H2020 on Arctic and Antarctic science challenges, infrastructure platforms and availability, and stakeholder engagement and dissemination. Coordinated by AWI.  

iSTAR - NERC consortium project investigating Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.

+10 other EU/US funded projects. 

Also involved in new record management system to provide better management information to BAS directors and leaders.


August 2009 - January 2014:

BAS: Ice2sea Programme Manager:

Ice2sea was an EU FP7 funded project, lead by Prof David Vaughan, to constrain predicitions of future sea-level rise for the next 200 years. It has 10M euros funding from the EU, from 2009-2013. See for more information.


2006 - 2009:


Working with Martin Jarvis in the Holistic group at BAS. Working on the SOLCLI consortium project studying solar variability effects on climate change, on the global atmosphere from the stratosphere to thermosphere.


2002 - 2006:

PhD at the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory, University College London. Thesis title: Gravity Waves and Small Scale Structure of the High-Latitude Upper Atmosphere.


1998 - 2002:

MPhys Physics with Astronomy, University of Southampton.