Dr Doug Connelly
Principal Geochemist, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

Doug is a Marine Geochemist who has spent the last 15 years seeking out new hydrothermal vents around the planet. He has found vent sites in the Indian, Pacific, Arctic, and Antarctic oceans and the deepest vents on the planet in the Caribbean Sea. Doug uses state of the art equipment to detect and then sample the vents themselves, and then studies the effects that the chemicals from these vent can have on the wider marine system.