John Woods#


John Woods
Membership Number:42
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:1988
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Homepage(s):http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/earthscienceandengineering/people/emeritusandvisiting/woodsjd




Present and Previous Positions

  • 2008 - present CNR (Italia National Research Council) Associate
  • 1996 - present Plymouth Marine Laboratory Research fellow
  • Research fellow, Southampton Oceanography Centre
  • 1994 - present University of Southampton
  • Emeritus prof. oceanography & complex systems (since 2005)
  • 2001 - 2004 Head, Container World research project
  • 2002 - 2006 Head, Complex System Modelling research group
  • 1994 - 1997 Dean of the Graduate School of Environment
  • 1994 - 1996 Head of Earth Resources Engineering Dept
  • 1994 - present Imperial College London Professor of Oceanography (1994-2005)
  • 1993 - now Oxford University Fellow Linacre College
  • Director Marine & Atmospheric Sciences (Grade 3)
  • 1989 - 1994 NERC (UK Natural Environment Research Council)
  • Kultusministerium, Beamter H4 (civil servant for life)
  • Institut für Meereskunde, Director, Regional Oceanography
  • 1977 - 1986 University of Kiel, Germany, Ordinarius in Oceanography
  • 1972 - 1977 Southampton University, Professor of Physical Oceanography
  • 1966 - 1972 Meteorological Office, Senior/Principal Research Fellow
  • 1964 - 1966 Imperial College, Post-doctoral research assistant


Fields of Scholarship
  • Oceanography
  • Meteorology
  • Climatology
  • Physics
  • Plankton ecology
  • Modelling

Honours and Awards
  • 1968 L.G.Groves prize, Meteorological Office, Ministry of Defence
  • 1968 Back Prize, Royal Geographical Society
  • 1980 Hon D.Sc., University of Liège, Belgium
  • 1982 Silver medal, University of Helsinki
  • 1988 Elected foundation member Academia Euopæa
  • 1991 Hon. D.Sc., University of Plymouth
  • 1991 C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 1992 Gaskell medal, Royal Meteorological Society
  • 1993 Silver medal, Plymouth Marine Sciences
  • 1996 Founder’s Gold Medal, Royal Geographical Society
  • 1998 Research fellow of Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • 2004 Hon. D.Sc., University of Southampton
  • 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (share, as lead author IPCC)


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