Prof. Dr. Erik van Sebille

Dr. Erik van Sebille
Prof. dr. Erik van Sebille

Erik van Sebille is Professor in oceanography and climate science. He is interested in how oceans move plastic and organisms around, and how currents connect the different ocean basins. He builds computer models to simulate the transport of 'stuff' in the ocean. He has been awarded a €1.5M Starting Grant by the European Research Council to investigate the distribution of plastic litter in our ocean, and where that litter does most harm.

How do ocean currents move plastic litter around?

Erik van Sebille has been a member of the Utrecht Young Academy, a bridge between young and talented researchers, since 2018.