Oliver Hogg

Senior Southern Ocean Scientist

Oliver is a senior scientist with expertise in polar environments. His research focuses on benthic ecology, marine habitat mapping and quantifying fisheries impacts on deep-sea ecosystems.

Oliver joined Cefas in 2019 after completing a PhD in Ocean and Earth Sciences at the University of Southampton and the British Antarctic Survey. He leads science on the conservation and sustainable use of Southern Ocean marine fisheries resources. Oliver’s main research interests are in deep-sea benthic ecosystems, modelling and mapping the diversity and distributions of key seabed species and habitats and using this information to inform management of deep-sea environments. His research, as part of the Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership also considers climate change impacts on the Southern Ocean ecosystems. Oliver is the Cefas Blue Belt Programme research lead for the UK Overseas territories of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) and the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). In this role he coordinates research and monitoring work for the SGSSI Marine Protected Area with a focus on supporting sustainable fisheries through science-led advice. Oliver is part of the UK scientific delegation to CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) where his main areas of expertise are categorising and conserving Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems and assessing efficacy in marine spatial protection measures.

Google scholar link: ‪Oliver T Hogg‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬‬‬ Research Gate link: Oliver HOGG | Marine Ecologist | PhD | Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft | CEFAS | Research profile (researchgate.net)

Recent publications McQuaid et al. (2023) Broad-scale benthic habitat classification of the South Atlantic. Progress in oceanography, 214, p.103016. Hogg et al. (2021) Macrobenthic assessment of the South Sandwich islands reveals a biogeographically distinct polar archipelago. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, p.650241. Hogg et al. (2021) Key climate change effects on the coastal and marine environment around the Polar UK Overseas Territories. MCCIP Science Review 2021, p.2. Downie et al. (2021) Distribution of vulnerable marine ecosystems at the south Sandwich islands: results from the blue belt discovery expedition 99 deep-water camera surveys. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, p.662285. Hogg et al. (2018) On the ecological relevance of landscape mapping and its application in the spatial planning of very large marine protected areas. Science of the Total Environment, 626, pp.384-398.