Jonathan Rosser

Jonathan is currently interested in the application of novel machine learning and causal inference techniques to solve climate critical problems. The main focus of his research is applying these techniques to Southern Ocean dynamics and circulation and their impact on the global climate system. He will be analysing the causal network structures derived from a variety of CMIP6 models and then comparing these to see how different models behave.

A Causal Inference Network of the Southern Ocean

Jack Mustafa

DTP: ARIES (Cohort 1)

Project: The Diurnal Cycle of the Maritime Continent and its Scale Interactions

Supervisors: Prof Adrian Matthews, Dr Rob Hall, Prof Karen Heywood, Dr Marina Azaneu

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Jack is a second year PhD student in the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) with research interests in the tropical meteorology and climatology. His project entails study of the diurnal cycle of rainfall and associated climate variables around Indonesia using reanalysis products, weather station data and passive acoustic data acquired from ocean gliders. The diurnal cycle exerts a strong influence on regional weather, but is complicated by complex island topography and various forms of equatorial atmospheric waves and oscillations. This project will contribute toward improved understanding of how regional conditions induced by low-frequency waves and oscillations affect the diurnal cycle, which offers potential to improve model representation of these dynamics in turn.

Jack’s studentship is linked to NERC-funded Large Grant TerraMaris (overview presentation here), a multinational campaign to better understand convective processes around the Maritime Continent using high-resolution modelling and a large-scale field campaign in Indonesia and Christmas Island now planned for Jan-Mar 2023, in which Jack is intended to take part.

Jack enjoys making science accessible through outreach work. Alongside Beth Siddle, he helped create oceanography material for children for Norwich Science Festival 2020 (YouTube video here), for which the pair were recently nominated for a UEA engagement award. He is actively looking forward to future opportunities to showcase his own research!

Farid Jedari-Eyvazi

I am a postgraduate research student based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. My PhD research is part of NERC-funded CHIMNEY project investigating the risks of leaks from geological carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites.

I have also 6 years of professional research experience in development and verification of cutting-edge technologies applied to geological characterisation and monitoring of underground CO2 storage sites, geothermal, and hydrocarbon reservoirs.

Research interests:

  • Wave-equation-based seismic imaging and inversion techniques
  • Time-lapse seismic monitoring technology
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence methods in geoscience


  • 2010, MSc degree, Petroleum Engineering, TU-Delft, Delft, Netherlands
  • 2003, BSc degree, Mining Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Career history:

  • 2017 – 2019, Geoscientist Consultant & Director, GESciTech LTD, London, UK
  • 2011 – 2017, Research Geoscientist, TNO, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2008, Geophysicist, OEID, Tehran, Iran
  • 2006 – 2007, Field Manager and Geophysicist, DANA Energy, Abadan, Iran

Selected publications:

  • Robinson A. H. et al.; Multiscale characterisation of chimneys/pipes: Fluid escape structures within sedimentary basins; International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control; Volume 106, March 2021, 103245
  • van der Molen J., Peters E., Jedari-Eyvazi F., and van Gessel S. F., “Dual hydrocarbon–geothermal energy exploitation: potential synergy between the production of natural gas and warm water from the subsurface,” Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, vol. 98, 2019.
  • Haffinger P., Jedari-Eyvazi F., Doulgeris P., Steeghs Ph., Gisolf D. and Verschuur E.; Quantitative prediction of injected CO2 at Sleipner using wave-equation based AVO; First Break; Vol 35, No 7, July 2017 pp. 65 – 70
  • Jedari-Eyvazi, F.; Structural Parameters Effect on the Sleipner CO2 Underground Storage Simulation History Match, 2016; Extended Abstract; 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition
  • Jedari-Eyvazi, F., Steeghs, F., Verschuur, E.; Lessons learnt from local FWI applied to the Sleipner seismic data; a feasibility study; 2015; Delphi Dynamic Characterisation and Reservoir Management, Volume XIII, chapter 11
  • Arts, R.; Jedari-Eyvazi, F.; Modelling and Monitoring CO2 Injection at Sleipner; 2011; 73rd EAGE Conference & Exhibition – Workshop

Eva van der Heijden

I am a PhD student at the department of zoology in Cambridge. I am interested in evolutionary biology, in particular speciation and developmental biology. During my PhD I will study the genetics behind diverse colour patterns in tropical butterflies from Latin-America (Heliconius, Ithomiine butterflies). I am looking into the genes and genetic mechanisms that are involved in creating certain colour patterns, and how those differ between species. A better understanding of the genetic architecture causing phenotypic differences between organisms can aid our understanding of the evolutionary processes that give rise to the huge diversity of organisms found in nature.