Professor Stephen de Mora is the Chief Executive of Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and its wholly owned subsidiary, PML Applications Ltd, as well as an Honorary Visiting Professor in Biosciences at the University of Exeter. Educated in chemistry and oceanography, he obtained a BSc from the University College of Swansea and a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
He has taught chemistry, environmental science, and oceanography at universities in the United Kingdom (University of Lancaster), New Zealand (University of Auckland) and Canada (Université du Québec à Rimouski). After a 20-year career in academia, he joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Marine Environment Laboratory in Monaco. Through the IAEA, he worked with several Regional Seas Programmes and Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects around the world. Thereafter he established an environmental consultancy based in Canada working for various UN bodies and the World Bank on assignment mostly in Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Central Africa. He took up his current post at PML in 2008.
Stephen was presented with a Distinguished Service Award from the IAEA in 2005, the year that the IAEA was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize.
Professional associations, committees and editorial duties:
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB)
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (FRSA)
Director: PML Applications Ltd
Director: Plymouth Marine Science Education Foundation Board
Commissioner: The Sargasso Sea Commission
Chair: International Scientific Advisory Committee for the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (Canada)
Chair: Governing Board of the National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (NCOF)
Member: Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC)
Member: UK Ocean Processes Advisory Group (OPEG)
Member: Executive Committee of Partnership for Observations of the Global Ocean (POGO)
Member: Editorial Board, International Journal of Ocean and Oceanography
Member: Editorial Advisory Board, Royal Society of Chemistry Issues in Environmental Science and Technology
Editor: Cambridge University Press Environmental Chemistry Series