Professor Dorrik Stow FRSE: Director, Institute of Petroleum Engineering; Director, Centre for Energy Economics Research & Policy; Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, Heriot-Watt University.
He is an internationally renowned geologist and oceanographer with an extensive record of scientific publications, including over 300 scientific papers, numerous books and edited volumes. He specialises in the deep sea and its sedimentary record – modern, ancient and subsurface. In pursuing this scientific quest he has sailed on all the world’s major oceans, and visited, lectured or worked in more than 50 countries. He has worked in and with the oil industry, particularly in their on-going quest for deep-sea oil and gas and on new and tight reservoir targets, and has led major international missions for scientific drilling into the deep Indian Ocean seafloor and the Gulf of Cadiz, as well as many other expeditions on land and at sea. He also maintains a strong interest in the field of geoscience, development and capacity building, especially concerning hazard mitigation, geoscience education and marine management. He is enthusiastic to popularise ocean and earth sciences through lectures, writing and broadcast.
At the Paris climate summit in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first universal, legally binding, global climate deal. Impressive stuff. A major success for the United Nations and met with much congratulatory...