Experts' profiles - Peter Kershaw
Peter Kershaw
Peter Kershaw is a Principal Research Scientist based at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture (Cefas) in Lowestoft, on the eastern coast of England, overlooking the North Sea. He has a first degree in Geology and a PhD in heavy metal contamination of estuaries. Throughout his career he has been interested in multi-disciplinary studies assessing the impacts of a range of human activities on the marine environment. This has included deep-ocean disposal of radioactive waste, the long-distance transfer of contaminants to the Arctic and multiple uses of shallow shelf seas. Current activities are focussed on promoting the sustainable use of marine resources, working with social scientists, environmental economists and other natural scientists. He is one of two Co-Chairs of GESAMP (Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Protection; www.gesamp.org ) and helped to organise a major GESAMP Workshop on Micro-plastics as vectors for contaminants, in June 2010 (hosted by IOC, Paris).
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