David Gwyther

PhD (Quantitative Marine Science), BSc(Hons1)


PhD (Quantitative Marine Science), Uni. of Tasmania. 2015.

Grad. Cert. in Marine Science, Uni. of Tasmania, 2015.

BSc Hons1. Uni of Queensland. 2010.

Dr David Gwyther brings to the team over 8 years of experience in oceanography specialising in high performance computing simulations. David has directly applied these skills in multiple projects for the University of Tasmania. David holds a research fellow/lecturer position as an Antarctic Coastal Ocean Modeller. In this role, he designed, built, run and published large-scale physics-based models of the ocean using his theoretical and experimental physics background. This experience also includes management of multi-terabyte datasets from both modelling and observational research. He has performed field work in a senior scientist capacity, including mission planning, data gathering and coordination with remotely sensed (satellite) datasets. David has many years of experience with data analysis and interpretation, with a particular focus on synthesising research outcomes for communication to end-users.

He has experience working remotely and to deadlines. His ability to work successfully in a team is demonstrated by him being awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship (2013-2014) and also by his extensive domestic and international collaborator network. He has high publication outputs as well as first-author and co-authorships in prestigious multidisciplinary journals.

David Gwyther on the Nathaniel B Palmer. Photo: David Gwyther



Current committees and memberships

Member of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (2011-2019)

Member of the International Glaciological Society (2015-2016)

Member of the American Geophysical Union (2013)

Editorial / Review Roles

Reviewer for: Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, Oceanography, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Annals of Glaciology, The Cryosphere, and Ocean Modelling