Dr. Chelsea Wegner Koch

Arctic Marine Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Co-production of Knowledge


  • B.S. Environmental Science, University of Mary Washington (USA), 2010
  • M.S. Marine Science, University of South Carolina (USA), 2013
  • Ph.D. Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science, University of Maryland (USA), 2021

Current and Previous Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Natural History Museum, London, UK (2022 – present)
  • Science Officer, UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, IOC-UNESCO, (2021 – 2022)
  • Senior Research Assistant, Arctic Research Lab at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, (2017 – 2021)
  • Marine Science Planner, US Antarctic Program, NSF Polar Programs/Leidos (2015 – 2017)
  • Program Analyst, International Activities Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Research (2015)
  • Explorer-in-Training, NOAA/UCAR (2015)
  • Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, NOAA Research, National Sea Grant Program (2014)
  • Research Assistant, Beach and Dune Laboratory, University of South Carolina (2011 – 2013)

Current Projects