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MTF Labs Aveiro 2021

Participant profile: Peter Keen

Peter Keen is a Marine Ecologist, an Environmental Scientist and Oceanographer. His field research expeditions include months of work in both polar regions: working for the Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observation System (NABOS) in partnership with the International Arctic Research Centre, and many of the world’s other seas and oceans with the UK Ocean Research Service.

Peter works particularly in environmental characterisation through sampling and monitoring. Over the past 30 years, he has explored the interrelationship between biological systems and the physical environment on a wide variety of interdisciplinary projects, spanning model assessment, policy analysis, Arctic and Antarctic environmental characterisation, field team management, client liaison, scientific instrument design and issues surrounding robotic autonomy.

Keen Marine

In addition to commercial work Peter is a visiting researcher at the University of Southampton in the field of biogeochemistry. Peter’s research interests are the development of methods of traceability providing assurance through the supply chain that marine food products are safely and sustainably harvested, and that they do, indeed, come from where they claim to come from.

Most recently he was part of a team working on Bayesian belief networks for assessing Ecosystem Services, designing instrumentation for quantifying microplastic in the ocean interior, and making light beacons for positioning geological sampling equipment in the deep ocean.

In his home country of New Zealand, he is best known as singer and songwriter of legendary 80s & 90s Flying Nun band Able Tasmans.

Peter Keen joins a global community of artists, scientists, experts and innovators at MTF Aveiro, October 11th - 16th, 2021.

For more information, and to apply to join us there: https://www.aveirotechcity.pt/pt/atividades/mtflabs

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