Cliff is the Co-Director of the Research Centre for Oceanography, Leader of the NIWA Oceanic Control of Atmospheric Composition Programme, and a Professor in the Department of Marine Chemistry, University of Otago.
Cliff Law NIWA profile
Cliff is also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.
Coastal People: Southern Skies
His research focuses on the interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere; how biogeochemical cycling in the surface ocean influences atmospheric composition, and how climate variability feedbacks to ocean biogeochemistry. Specific research areas include the production and exchange of trace gases, controls of phytoplankton productivity and biodiversity, and the impact of ocean acidification and climate variability on the structure and functioning of pelagic ecosystems.
He was a member of the International SOLAS Steering Committee for 6 years, the NZ delegate on the IMO Working Group on Ocean Fertilization for the London Convention, and was awarded the Hutchinson Medal by the Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2013.
Rocco, M., Dunne, E., Peltola, M., Barr, N., Williams, J., Colombo, A., … Saint-Macary, A., … Law, C., & Sellegri, K. (2021). Oceanic phytoplankton are a potentially important source of benzenoids to the remote marine atmosphere. Communications Earth & Environment, 2, 175. doi: 10.1038/s43247-021-00253-0
Kremser, S., Harvey, M., Kuma, P., Hartery, S., Saint-Macary, A., McGregor, J., … Law, C. S., … Parsons, S. (2021). Southern Ocean cloud and aerosol data: A compilation of measurements from the 2018 Southern Ocean Ross Sea Marine Ecosystems and Environment voyage. Earth System Science Data, 13, 3115-3153. doi: 10.5194/essd-13-3115-2021
Saint-Macary, A. D., Barr, N., Armstrong, E., Safi, K., Marriner, A., Gall, M., McComb, K., Dillingham, P. W., & Law, C. S. (2021). The influence of ocean acidification and warming on DSP & DMS in New Zealand coastal water. Proceedings of the 14th Annual New Zealand Ocean Acidification Conference: Ocean Acidification in a Decade of Ocean Science. (pp. 27). Retrieved from http://nzoac.nz/conferences
Saint-Macary, A. D. N., Barr, N., Armstrong, E., Safi, K., Marriner, A., Gall, M., McComb, K., Dillingham, P. W., & Law, C. S. (2021). The influence of ocean acidification and warming on DMSP & DMS in New Zealand coastal water. Atmosphere, 12(2), 181. doi: 10.3390/atmos12020181
Sellegri, K., Nicosia, A., Freney, E., Uitz, J., Thyssen, M., Grégori, G., … Saint-Macary, A., … Law, C. S. (2021). Surface ocean microbiota determine cloud precursors. Scientific Reports, 11, 281. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-78097-5