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Dr Berit Rabe

Berit RabeTelephone: +44 (0)131 244 3182

E-mail: b.rabe@marlab.ac.uk or berit.rabe@gov.scot

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

Research Interests

My research interests relate to coastal, inshore, dynamical, and fjordic oceanography. I am involved in a multi-disciplinary project in a specific sea loch (Loch Linnhe) and the whole of the Scottish west coast. One component of this project evaluates sea lice dispersal through field work and bio-physical modelling. Understanding the underlying oceanographic conditions is crucial to sustainably manage our marine resources and I am keen to analyze aquaculture environment interactions. ECE modelling, model development, and support for aquaculture models is another aspect of my work. I am also advising on Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 applications and other licensing issues with regard to hydrography. Through my PhD I still have an interest in high latitudes and freshwater fluxes from the Arctic to the North Atlantic. I am also a member of Marine Scotland Science’s Athena-Swan self-assessment team which aims to achieve Athena-Swan Bronze status, to encourage and recognize commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM employment in higher education and research.

External collaborations and projects

I collaborate with the University of Aberdeen where I am an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences. I also collaborate with scientists across the UK (through modelling on the Scottish west coast with SAMS or fish farm modelling with SEPA), Europe (sea lice dispersal modelling in different countries), USA and Canada (through my PhD on Arctic freshwater fluxes), and Chile (ECE modelling). 


  • Diploma in Physical Oceanography, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • PhD in Marine Studies with a concentration in Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, USA

External Committees and Responsibilities

I have been a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and proposals for the US National Science Foundation. I have mentored students at conferences and I guest lecture to MSc students at the University of Aberdeen. I am also a STEM Ambassador and am involved in Science Grrls in Aberdeen. I will hopefully join an ICES Working Group on Aquaculture in the near future as well.


  • Rabe, B. and J. Hindson, 2017: Forcing mechanisms and hydrodynamics in Loch Linnhe, a dynamically wide Scottish estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 196, p. 159-172. 0.1016/j.ecss.2017.06.015
  • Salama, N.K.G., Dale, A.C., Ivanov, V.V., Cook, P.F., Collins, C.M., Rabe, B., 2017. Using biological–physical modelling for informing sea lice dispersal in Loch Linnhe, Scotland. Journal of Fish Diseases. 0.1111/jfd.12693
  • Salama N.K.G., Murray A.G., Rabe B, 2016. Simulated environmental transport distances of Lepeophtheirus salmonis in Loch Linnhe, Scotland for informing aquaculture area management structures. Journal of Fish Diseases 39: 419 – 428.
  • Salama, N.K.G. and B. Rabe, 2013: Developing models for investigating the environmental transmission of disease-causing agents within open-cage salmon aquaculture. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 4, 91-115.
  • Salama, N.K.G., C.M. Collins, J.G. Fraser, J. Dunn, C.C. Pert, A.G. Murray and B. Rabe, 2013: Development and assessment of a biophysical dispersal model for sea lice. Journal of Fish Diseases. 36, 323 – 337, doi: 10.1111/jfd.12065.


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