Marine Scotland Science: directory

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Charlotte Coxon 

Environment Monitoring And Assessment Programme
Marine Environment Assessment Group
Assistant Marine Chemist


Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Details of specialism

I work within the Marine Environmental Assessment Group that provides advice and undertakes monitoring of the marine environment; including measurements of contamination concentrations in sediment, fish and water, the effects of contaminant exposure upon wildlife and the assessment of environmental status. The data is reported to the UK’s Marine Environment Monitoring and Assessment National Database (MERMAN). 

Within the broad topic area of the group my particular focuses are: 

  • trace metal analysis of sediment and biota
  • organotin analysis of sediment 
  • determination of total organic carbon (TOC) in sediment
  • comet assay and stress on stress method within mussels 
  • separation and identification of microplastics in water, sediment and biota samples
  • offshore sampling

Main policy links

  • marine renewables licencing
  • marine planning (science advice)

External committees and responsibilities

  • member of Early Career STEM Network (ECSN)



Marine Scotland Science
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


+44 (0)131 244 2500


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