Research interests:

Dr. Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy is an expert in marine optics and physics and has been conducting research on the remote sensing of various aspects of the sea surface such as, ocean colour, marine plastic pollution, air-sea gas exchange, whitecapping, ocean waves and wave energy.

Career history:

2009-2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physical Oceanography / Remote Sensing. Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands, Thurso, Scotland.

2017 – Present: Research Fellow, Physical Oceanography / Remote Sensing. Environmental Research Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands, Thurso, Scotland.

Active research projects:

Spectral remote sensing of marine plastic litter
Dr. Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy has been funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland is through a Research Incentive Grant to undertake pioneering research in the spectral remote sensing of floating plastic litter. She has developed a reflectance model of sunlight interacting with a plastic littered water surface, based on geometrical optics and the spectral signatures of plastic and seawater, backed up by measurements with a field spectrometer. The work has resulted in a couple of potential remote sensing algorithms.

OceanFlux GHG and OceanFlux GHG – Evolution
Dr. Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy is a Co-investigator in this ESA funded project that exploits the synergistic use of satellite Earth observation data, in situ data and models. During the two 2-year projects (from 2011-2013 and 2014-2016), she has been leading the research in measuring air-sea gas transfer velocity, k, of greenhouse gases (GHG) using satellite remote sensing. Her work has resulted in a number of peer-reviewed publications and the air-sea algorithms for k she has developed are integrated in the projects FluxEngine, an open-source, online tool for calculating air-sea gas fluxes.

Dr. Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy was work package leader “Resource Optimization” of the Atlantic Area Programme funded project TURNKEY (Transforming Underutilised Renewable Natural Resource into Key Energy Yields), a transnational collaboration lead by the ERI. As part of this 21-month project (2014-2015), she developed an innovative satellite altimetry algorithm for estimating wave energy resources near the coast.

Recent publications:

Van Sebille, E., Aliani, S., Lavender Law, K., Maximenko, N., Alsina, J.M., Bagaev, A., Bergmann, M., Chapron, B., Chubarenko, I., Cózar, A., Delandmeter, P., Egger, M., Fox-Kemper, B., Garaba. S.P., Goddijn-Murphy, L., & 23 Others. (2020) The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris. Environmental Research Letters. 15, 023003; doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d7d

Holding, T., Ashton, I.G., Shutler, J.D.,Land, P.E., Nightingale, P.D., Rees, A.P., Brown, I., Piolle, J.-F., Kock, A., Bange, H.W., Woolf, D.K., Goddijn-Murphy, L., Pereira, R., Paul, F., Girard-Ardhuin, F., Chapron, B., Rehder, G, Ardhuin, F., J. Donlon, C.J. (2019) The FluxEngine air–sea gas flux toolbox: simplified interface and extensions for in situ analyses and multiple sparingly soluble gases. Ocean Science, 15, 1707–1728, 2019; doi:10.5194/os-15-1707-2019

Martinez-Vicente, V., Clark, J. R., Corradi, P., Aliani, S., Arias, M., Bochow, M., Bonnery, G., Cole, M., Cózar, A., Donnelly, R., Echevarría, F., Galgani, F., Garaba, S. P., Goddijn-Murphy, L., Lebreton, L., Leslie, H. A., Lindeque, P. K., Maximenko, N., Martin-Lauzer, F-R., Moller, D. & 12 others (2019), Measuring Marine Plastic Debris from Space: Initial Assessment of Observation Requirements, Remote Sensing. 11, 20, 2443. doi:10.3390/rs11202443

Goddijn-Murphy, L.; Williamson, B. (2019) On Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Plastic Pollution in Natural Waters. Remote Sensing. 11, no. 18: 2159. doi:10.3390/rs11182159

Woolf, D., Shutler, J. D., Goddijn-Murphy, L., Watson, A., Chapron, B., Nightingale, P.D., Donlon, C., Piskozub, J., Yelland, M. J., Ashton, I., T. Holding, T., Schuster, U., Girard-Ardhuin, F., Grouazel , A., Warren, M., Wrobel-Niedzwiecka, I., Land, P.E., Torres, R., Prytherch, J., Moat, B. & 3 others (2019). Key Uncertainties in the Recent Air-Sea Flux of CO2. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 33(12), 1548 – 1563; doi:10.1029/2018GB006041