Samuel Stevens

PhD Oceanography


My research focuses on the subsurface circulation of British Columbia's coastal waters. How are the deeper water masses ventilated? How do these ventilation signals propagate through the system, and do they vary in time and space? What tools can we use to study the circulation dynamics, and how does this circulation distribute pollutants? I aim to answer these questions primarily from direct measurements, though I also incorporate outputs from regional models into my analyses.

2017 - present: PhD Oceanography, University of British Columbia
2014 - 2017: Research Technician, Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study
2013 - 2014: MetOcean Scientist, Fugro EMU
2010 - 2013: BSc Oceanography, University of Southampton

S. W. Stevens, R. J. Johnson, G. Maze & N. R. Bates, A recent decline in North Atlantic subtropical mode water formation, Nature Climate Change, 2020,

S. W. Stevens, R. Pawlowicz, and S. E. Allen, A Study of Intermediate Water Circulation in the Strait of Georgia Using Tracer-Based, Eulerian, and Lagrangian Methods, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 2021,