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Professor Peter S. Liss, CBE, FRS

Peter Liss is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. His research interests are in ocean-atmosphere interaction particularly involving trace gases and how this relates to global change and the Earth System.

He served as chair of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) for 5 years and was subsequently Chair of its Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS).  From 2005 to 2011 he was on the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP) and previously served on the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) for 5 years.  In 2014-15 he was Interim Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU).  Currently he is Chair of the Sir Alister Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS), the UK’s Marine Data and Information Network (MEDIN) and the Board of the Association of the National Oceanography Centre.

Prof. Liss has received the Challenger Society Medal, the Plymouth Marine Sciences Medal and the John Jeyes Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  He is a Guest Professor at the Ocean University of Qingdao and an Adjunct Professor at Texas A & M University in College Station.