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Erik van Sebille, Professor in Oceanography and Public Engagement

  • Recipient of a 2019 James B Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union.

Scientific interests

  • The use of (numerical) Lagrangian trajectories to track the global ocean circulation.
  • Quantifying the role of ocean currents in carrying heat, nutrients, plankton and plastic around the world.
  • The impact of ocean plastic pollution and climate change on marine ecosystems.
  • The effectivity of Public Engagement on climate and sustainability science.

OceanParcels Code

Website of the OceanParcels project, developing an open-source code to 'track stuff through the ocean'.

Marine litter tracking sites

Two websites at and on ocean circulation and marine litter.

Climate change video

Video by the Australian Climate Council explaining the results of the 2013/2014 IPCC AR5 reports.

2023 Peer-reviewed articles (see Google Scholar for citation counts)

  1. Kehl, Nooteboom, Kaandorp, Van Sebille (2023) Computers and Geosciences, in press.
    Efficiently simulating Lagrangian particles in large-scale ocean flows - Data structures and their impact on geophysical applications
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Guerrini, Lobelle, Mari, Casagrandi, Van Sebille (2023) Limnology and Oceanography, in press.
    Modelling carbon export mediated by biofouled microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Manral, Iovino, Jaillon, Masina, Sarmento, Iudicone, Amaral-Zettler, Van Sebille (2023) Frontiers in Marine Science, 10, 1066050.
    Computing marine plankton connectivity under thermal constraints [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Scutt Phillips, Kehl, Nicol, Van Sebille (2023) Ecological Modelling, 475, 110188.
    Modelling of tuna around fish aggregating devices: the importance of ocean flow and prey [ pdf @ publisher ]

2022 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Boon, De Haan, Duisterwinkel, Gould, Janssen, Jongsma, Milota, Radstake, Stevens, Strick, Swinkels, Van Mil, Van Sebille, Wanders, Yerkes (2022) Research for All, 6, 23.
    Meaningful public engagement in the context of open science: reflections from early and mid-career academics [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Onink, Kaandorp, Van Sebille, Laufkötter (2022) Environmental Science & Technology, 56, 15528-15540.
    The influence of particle size and fragmentation on large-scale microplastic transport in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Ypma, Bohte, Forryan, Naveira Garabato, Donnelly, Van Sebille (2022) Ocean Science, 18, 1477-1490.
    Detecting the most effective cleanup locations using network theory to reduce marine plastic debris: A case study in the Galapagos Marine Reserve [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kehl, Lobelle, Van Sebille (2022) Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10, 941910.
    Perceptual multivariate visualisation of volumetric Lagrangian fluid-flow processes [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Baatsen, Bijl, Kliphuis, Van Sebille, Sluijs, Dijkstra, Von der Heydt (2022) Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37, e2021PA004405.
    Improved model-data agreement with strongly eddying ocean simulations in the middle-late Eocene [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Christensen, Piggott, Van Sebille, Van Reeuwijk, Pawar (2022) PLOS Computational Biology, 7, e1010291.
    Investigating microscale patchiness of motile microbes under turbulence in a simulated convective mixed layer [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Pierard, Bassotto, Meirer, Van Sebille (2022) Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 925437.
    Attribution of Plastic Sources Using Bayesian Inference: Application to River-Sourced Floating Plastic in the South Atlantic Ocean
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Vallès-Casanova, Fraile-Nuez, Martín-Rey, Van Sebille, Cabré, Olivé-Abelló, Pelegrí (2022) Journal of Geophysical Research, 127, e2021JC018150.
    Water mass transports and pathways in the North Brazil - Equatorial Undercurrent retroflection [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Fischer, Lobelle, Kooi, Koelmans, Onink, Laufkötter, Amaral-Zettler, Yool, Van Sebille (2022) Biogeosciences, 19, 2211-2234.
    Modeling submerged biofouled microplastics and their vertical trajectories [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Bergmann, Collard, Fabres, Gabrielsen, Provencher, Rochman, Van Sebille, Tekman (2022) Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.
    Plastic pollution in the Arctic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Onink, Van Sebille, Laufkötter (2022) Geoscientific Model Development, 15, 1995-2012.
    Empirical Lagrangian parametrization for wind-driven mixing of buoyant particles at the ocean surface [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kaandorp, Ypma, Boonstra, Dijkstra, Van Sebille (2022) Ocean Science, 18, 269-293.
    Using machine learning and beach cleanup data to explain litter quantities along the Dutch North Sea coast [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rice, Nooteboom, Van Sebille, Peterse, Ziegler, Sluijs (2022) Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL096859.
    Limited lateral transport bias during export of sea surface temperature proxy carriers in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Duinen, Kaandorp, Van Sebille (2022) Geophysical Research Letters, 49, e2021GL097214.
    Identifying Marine Sources of Beached Plastics through a Bayesian Framework: Application to Southwest Netherlands [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Bijl, Kehl, Van Sebille, Ziegler, Von der Heydt, Dijkstra (2022) Earth System Dynamics, 13, 357-371.
    Sedimentary microplankton distributions are shaped by oceanographically connected areas [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Reijnders, Deleersnijder, Van Sebille (2022) Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 14, e2021MS002850.
    Simulating Lagrangian Subgrid-Scale Dispersion on Neutral Surfaces in the Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]

2021 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Kehl, Fischer, Van Sebille (2021) ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-4-2021, 217-224.
    Practices, pitfalls and guidelines in visualising Lagrangian ocean analyses [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Morales-Caselles, Viejo, Marti, Gonzalez-Fernandez, Pragnell-Raasch, Gonzalez-Gordillo, Montero, Arroyo, Hanke, Salvo, Basurko, Mallos, Lebreton, Echevarria, Van Emmerik, Duarte, Galvez, Van Sebille, Galgani, Garcia, Ross, Bartual, Ioakeimidis, Markalain, Isobe, A Cozar (2021) Nature Sustainability, 4, 484-493.
    An Inshore-Offshore Sorting System revealed from Global Classification of Ocean Litter [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lobelle, Kooi, Koelmans, Laufkötter, Jongedijk, Kehl, Van Sebille (2021) Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JC017098.
    Global modeled sinking characteristics of biofouled microplastic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Onink, Jongedijk, Hoffman, Van Sebille, Laufkötter (2021) Environmental Research Letters, 16, 064053.
    Global simulations of marine plastic transport show plastic trapping in coastal zones [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kaandorp, Dijkstra, Van Sebille (2021) Environmental Research Letters, 16, 054075.
    Modelling size distributions of marine plastics under the influence of continuous cascading fragmentation [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. De la Fuente, Drotos, Hernandez-Garcia, Lopez, Van Sebille (2021) Ocean Science, 17, 431-453.
    Sinking microplastics in the water column: simulations in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Zettler, Wienders, Amaral-Zettler, Elipot, amd Lumpkin (2021) Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 607426.
    Dispersion of surface drifters in the Tropical Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Reijnders, Van Leeuwen, Van Sebille (2021) Journal of Geophysical Research, 126, e2020JC016416.
    Ocean Surface Connectivity in the Arctic: Capabilities and Caveats of Community Detection in Lagrangian Flow Networks
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wichmann, Kehl, Dijkstra, Van Sebille (2021) Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 28, 43-59.
    Ordering of trajectories reveals hierarchical finite-time coherent sets in Lagrangian particle data: detecting Agulhas rings in the South Atlantic Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Canals, Pham, Bergmann, Gutow, Hanke, van Sebille, Angiolillo, Buhl-Mortensen, Cau, Ioakeimidis, Kammann, Lundsten, Papatheodorou, Purser, Sanchez-Vidal, Schulz, Vinci, Chiba, Galgani, Langenkamper, Moller, Nattkemper, Ruiz, Suikkanen, Woodall, Fakiris, Molina Jack, Giorgetti (2021) Environmental Research Letters, 16, 023001.
    The quest for seafloor macrolitter: A critical review of background knowledge, current methods and future prospects [ pdf @ publisher ]

2020 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Alsina, Jongedijk, Van Sebille (2020) Journal of Geophysical Research, 125, e2020JC016294.
    Laboratory measurements of the wave-induced motion of plastic particles: influence of wave period, plastic size and plastic density
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Zeller, McGregor, Van Sebille, Capotondi, Spence (2020) Climate Dynamics, 56, 1131-1144.
    Subtropical-tropical pathways of spiciness anomalies and their impact on equatorial Pacific temperature [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Turney, Jones, McKay, van Sebille, Thomas, Hillenbrand, Fogwill (2020) Earth System Science Data, 12, 3341-3356.
    A global mean sea-surface temperature dataset for the Last Interglacial (129-116 kyr) and contribution of thermal expansion to sea-level change [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Dämmer, de Nooijer, van Sebille, Haak, Reichart (2020) Climate of the Past, 16, 2401-2414.
    Evaluation of isotopes and elements in planktonic foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea as recorders of seawater oxygen isotopes and salinity [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wichmann, Kehl, Dijkstra, Van Sebille (2020) Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 27, 501-518.
    Detecting flow features in scarce trajectory data using networks derived from symbolic itineraries: an application to surface drifters in the North Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van der Mheen Van Sebille, Pattiaratchi (2020) Ocean Science, 16, 1317-1336.
    Beaching patterns of plastic debris along the Indian Ocean rim [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kaandorp, Dijkstra, Van Sebille (2020) Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 11980?11989.
    Closing the Mediterranean Marine Floating Plastic Mass Budget: Inverse Modelling of Sources and Sinks [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Everaert, De Rijcke, Lonneville, Janssen, Backhaus, Mees, Van Sebille, Koelmans, Vandegehuchte, (2020) Environmental Pollution, 267, 115499.
    Risks of floating microplastic in the global ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Delandmeter, Van Sebille, Bijl, Dijkstra, Von der Heydt (2020) PLoS ONE, 15, e0238650.
    Resolution dependency of sinking Lagrangian particles in ocean general circulation models [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Jutzeler, Marsh, Van Sebille, Mittal, Carey, Fauria, Manga, McPhie (2020) Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e1701121.
    Ongoing Dispersal of the August 7, 2019 Pumice Raft from the Tonga Arc in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Kontopoulos, Van Sebille, Lange, Yvon-Durocher, Barraclough, Pawar (2020) Evolution, 74, 775-790.
    Phytoplankton thermal responses adapt in the absence of hard thermodynamic constraints [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Aliani, Law, Maximenko, Alsina, Bagaev, Bergmann, Chapron, Chubarenko, Cózar, Delandmeter, Egger, Fox-Kemper, Garaba, Goddijn-Murphy, Hardesty, Hoffman, Isobe, Jongedijk, Kaandorp, Khatmullina, Koelmans, Kukulka, Laufkötter, Lebreton, Lobelle, Maes, Martinez-Vicente, Morales Maqueda, Poulain-Zarcos, Rodríguez, Ryan, Shanks, Shim, Suaria, Thiel, van den Bremer, Wichmann (2020) Environmental Research Letters, 15, 023003.
    The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Materic, Kasper-Giebl, Kau, Anten, Greilinger, Ludewig, Van Sebille, Röckmann, Holzinger (2020) Environmental Science & Technology, 54, 2353-2359.
    Micro- and nanoplastics in Alpine snow - a new method for chemical identification and (semi)quantification in the nanogram range
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sterl, Delandmeter, Van Sebille (2020) Journal of Geophysical Research, 125, e2019JC015583.
    Influence of barotropic tidal currents on transport and accumulation of floating microplastics in the global open ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Turney, Fogwill, Golledge, McKay, Van Sebille, Jones, Etheridge, Rubino, Thornton, Davies, Bronk Ramsey, Thomas, Bird, Munksgaard, Kohno, Woodward, Winter, Weyrich, Rootes, Millman, Albert, Rivera, van Ommen, Curran, Moy, Rahmstorf, Kawamura, Hillenbrand, Weber, Manning, Young, Cooper (2020) Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, 117, 3996-4006.
    Early Last Interglacial ocean warming drove substantial ice mass loss from Antarctica [ pdf @ publisher ]

2019 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Wichmann, Delandmeter, Dijkstra, Van Sebille (2019) Environmental Research Communications, 1, 115001.
    Mixing of passive tracers at the ocean surface and its implications for plastic transport modelling [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Martinez-Vicente, Clark, Corradi, Aliani, Arias, Bochow, Bonnery, Cole, Cozar, Donnelly, Echevarria, Galgani, Garaba, Goddijn-Murphy, Lebreton, Leslie, Lindeque, Maximenko, Martin-Lauzer, Moller, Murphy, Palombi, Raimondi, Reisser, Romero, Simis, Sterckx, Thompson, Topouzelis, Van Sebille, Veiga, Vethaak (2019) Remote Sensing, 11, 2443.
    Measuring marine plastic debris from space: initial assessment of sampling requirements [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hellweger, Jabbur, Johnson, Van Sebille, Sasaki (2019) The ISME Journal, 14, 560?568.
    Circadian clock helps cyanobacteria manage energy in coastal and high latitude ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Delandmeter, Schofield, Hardesty, Jones, Donnelly (2019) Ocean Science, 15, 1341-1349.
    Basin-scale sources and pathways of microplastic that ends up in the Galápagos Archipelago [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Escalle, Scutt Phillips, Brownjohn, Brouwer, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille, Hampton, Pilling (2019) Scientific Reports, 9, 14005.
    Environmental versus operational drivers of drifting FAD beaching in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wichmann, Delandmeter, Van Sebille (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 6086-6096.
    Influence of near-surface currents on the global dispersal of marine microplastic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Maximenko, Corradi, Law, Van Sebille, Garaba, Lampitt, Galgani, Martinez-Vicente, Goddijn-Murphy, Veiga, Thompson, Maes, Moller, Loscher, Addamo, Lamson, Centurioni, Posth, Lumpkin, Vinci, Martins, Pieper, Isobe, Hanke, Edwards, Chubarenko, Rodriguez, Aliani, Arias, Asner, Brosich, Carlton, Chao, Cook, Cundy, Galloway, Giorgetti, Goni, Guichoux, Hardesty, Holdsworth, Lebreton, Leslie, Macadam-Somer, Mace, Manuel, Marsh, Martinez, Mayor, Le Moigne, Molina Jack, Mowlem, Obbard, Pabortsava, Robberson, Rotaru, Spedicato, Thiel, Turra, and Wilcox (2019) Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 447.
    Towards the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Villas Bôas, Ardhuin, Ayet, Bourassa, Brandt, Chapron, Cornuelle, Farrar, Fewings, Fox-Kemper, Gille, Gommenginger, Heimbach, Hell, Li, Mazloff, Merrifield, Mouche, Rio, Rodriguez, Shutler, Subramanian, Terril, Tsamados, Ubelmann, Van Sebille (2019) Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 425.
    Integrated observations and modeling of global winds, currents, and waves: requirements and challenges for the next decade
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Delandmeter & Van Sebille (2019) Geoscientific Model Development, 12, 3571-3584.
    The Parcels v2.0 Lagrangian framework: new field interpolation schemes [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Nooteboom, Bijl, Van Sebille, Von der Heydt, Dijkstra (2019) Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34, 1178-1194.
    Transport bias by ocean currents in sedimentary microplankton assemblages: Implications for paleoceanographic reconstructions
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Scutt Phillips, Escalle, Pilling, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille (2019) Environmental Research Communications, 1, 055001.
    Regional connectivity and spatial densities of drifting fish aggregating devices, simulated from fishing events in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Compa, Alomar, Wilcox, Van Sebille, Lebreton, Hardesty, Deudero (2019) Science of the Total Environment, 678, 188-196.
    Risk assessment of plastic pollution on marine diversity in the Mediterranean Sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Ardhuin, Brandt, Gaultier, Donlon, Battaglia, Boy, Casal, Chapron, Collard, Cravatte, Delouis, De Witte, Dibarboure, Engen, Johnsen, Lique, Lopez-Dekker, Maes, Martin, Marie, Menemenlis, Nouguier, Peureux, Ressler, Rio, Rommen, Shutler, Suess, Tsamados, Ubelmann, Van Sebille, van der Vorst, Stammer, Rampal (2019) Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 209.
    SKIM, a candidate satellite mission exploring global ocean currents and waves [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van der Mheen, Pattiaratchi, Van Sebille (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 2571-2590.
    Role of Indian Ocean Dynamics on Accumulation of Buoyant Debris [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Van Sebille, Keating, Brassington (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 2485-2500.
    Retention and leakage of water by mesoscale eddies in the East Australian Current system [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. De Frond, Van Sebille, Parnis, Diamond, Mallos, Kingsbury, Rochman (2019) Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 15, 596-606.
    Estimating the mass of chemicals associated with ocean plastic pollution to inform mitigation efforts [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lacerda, Rodrigues, Van Sebille, Rodrigues, Ribeiro, Secchi, Kessler, Proietti (2019) Scientific Reports, 9, 3977.
    Plastics in sea surface waters around the Antarctic Peninsula [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Onink, Wichmann, Delandmeter, Van Sebille (2019) Journal of Geophysical Research, 124, 1474-1490.
    The role of Ekman currents, geostrophy and Stokes drift in the accumulation of floating microplastic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. McInnes, Laczka, Baker, Larsson, Robinson, Clark, Laiolo, Alvarez, Laverock, Kremer, Van Sebille, Doblin (2019) The ISME Journal, 1751, 7370.
    Live cell analysis at sea reveals divergent thermal performance between photosynthetic ocean microbial eukaryote populations [ pdf @ publisher ]

2018 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Bond, Ferrandiz-Mas, Felipe-Sotelo, Van Sebille (2018) Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 48, 685-722.
    The Occurrence and Degradation of Aquatic Plastic Litter Based on Polymer Physicochemical Properties: a Review [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Duncan, Arrowsmith, Bain, Broderick, Lee, Metcalfe, Pikesley, Snape, van Sebille, Godley (2018), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 136, 334-340.
    The true depth of the Mediterranean plastic problem: Extreme microplastic pollution on marine turtle nesting beaches in Cyprus [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hart-Davis, Backeberg, Halo, Van Sebille, Johannessen (2018) Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 735-746.
    Assessing the accuracy of satellite derived ocean currents by comparing observed and virtual buoys in the greater Agulhas system
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Fraser, Morrison, Hogg, Macaya, Van Sebille, Ryan, Padovan, Jack, Valdivia, Waters (2018) Nature Climate Change, 8, 704-708.
    Antarctica's ecological isolation will be broken by storm-driven dispersal and warming [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Ardhuin, Aksenov, Benetazzo, Bertino, Brandt, Caubet, Chapron, Collard, Cravatte, Delouis, Dias, Dibarboure, Gaultier, Johannessen, Korosov, Manucharyan, Menemenlis, Menendez, Monnier, Mouche, Nouguier, Nurser, Rampal, Reniers, Rodriguez, Stopa, Tison, Ubelmann, Van Sebille, Xie (2018) Ocean Science, 14, 337-354.
    Measuring currents, ice drift, and waves from space: the Sea Surface KInematics Multiscale monitoring (SKIM) concept [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rodríguez-Zárate, Sandoval-Castillo, Van Sebille, Keane, Rocha-Olivares, Urteaga, Beheregaray (2018) Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285, 20180624.
    Isolation by Environment in the Highly Mobile Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) in the eastern Pacific [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Scutt Phillips, Sen Gupta, Senina, Van Sebille, Lange, Lehodey, Hampton, Nicol (2018) Progress in Oceanography, 164, 63-74.
    An Individual-based Model of Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) Movement in the Tropical Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Smith, York, Broitman, Thiel, Hays, Van Sebille, Putman, Macreadie, Sherman (2018), Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 487-496.
    Rare long distance dispersal of a marine angiosperm across the Pacific Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Bull, Kiss, Van Sebille, Jourdain, England (2018), Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 1457-1470.
    The role of the New Zealand plateau in the Tasman Sea circulation and separation of the East Australian Current [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Van Sebille, Matear, Roughan (2018), Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 759-772.
    Nitrate sources, supply, and phytoplankton growth in the Great Australian Bight: an Eulerian-Lagrangian modelling approach
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hennekam, Zinke, Van Sebille, Ten Have, Brummer, Reichart (2018), Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33, 48-60.
    Cocos (Keeling) corals reveal 200 years of multi-decadal modulation of southeast Indian Ocean hydrology by Indonesian Throughflow
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. McAdam & Van Sebille (2018), Journal of Geophysical Research, 123, 514-532.
    Surface connectivity and inter-ocean exchanges from drifter-based transition matrices [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Brach, Deixonne, Bernard, Durand, Desjean, Perez, Van Sebille, Ter Halle (2018), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 126, 191-196.
    Anticyclonic eddies increase accumulation of microplastic in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Griffies, Abernathey, Adams, Berloff, Biastoch, Blanke, Chassignet, Cheng, Cotter, Deleersnijder, Döös, Drake, Drijfhout, Gary, Heemink, Kjellsson, Koszalka, Lange, Lique, MacGilchrist, Marsh, Mayorga Adame, McAdam, Nencioli, Paris, Piggott, Polton, Rühs, Shah, Thomas, Wang, Wolfram, Zanna, Zika (2018), Ocean Modelling, 121, 49-75.
    Lagrangian ocean analysis: fundamentals and practices [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Goddijn-Murphy, Peters, Van Sebille, James, Gibb (2018), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 126, 255-262.
    Concept for a hyperspectral remote sensing algorithm for floating marine macro plastics [ pdf @ publisher ]

2017 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Bull, Kiss, Jourdain, England, Van Sebille (2017), Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 9980-9998.
    Wind forced variability in eddy formation, eddy shedding and the separation of the East Australian Current [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Koelmans, Kooi, Law, Van Sebille (2017), Environmental Research Letters, 12, 114028.
    All is not lost: Deriving a top-down mass budget of plastic at sea [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lange & Van Sebille (2017), Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 4175-4186.
    Parcels v0.9: prototyping a Lagrangian Ocean Analysis framework for the petascale age [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Axelsson & Van Sebille (2017), Marine Pollution Bulletin, 124, 211-227.
    Prevention through policy: Urban macroplastic leakages to the marine environment during extreme rainfall events [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Krüger, Ramos, Xavier, Grémillet, González-Solís, Kolbeinsson, Militão, Navarro, Petry, Phillips, Ramiírez, Reyes-González, Ryan, Sigurosson, Van Sebille, Wanless, Paiva (2017), Animal Conservation, 20, 409-424.
    Identification of candidate pelagic marine protected areas through a seabird seasonal-, multispecific- and extinction risk-based approach
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Everett, Van Sebille, Taylor, Suthers, Setio, Cetina-Heredia, Smith (2017), Fisheries Oceanography, 26, 513-525.
    Dispersal of Eastern King Prawn larvae in a western boundary current: new insights from particle tracking [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Coleman, Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Feng Van Sebille, Kelaher (2017), Global Change Biology, 23, 3533-3542.
    Anticipating changes to future connectivity within a network of marine protected areas [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cózar, Martí, Duarte, García-de-Lomas, Van Sebille, Ballatore, Eguíluz, González-Gordillo, Pedrotti, Echevarría, Troublè, Irigoien (2017), Science Advances, 3, e1600582.
    The Arctic Ocean as a dead end for floating plastics in the North Atlantic branch of the Thermohaline Circulation [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hardesty, Harari, Isobe, Lebreton, Maximenko, Potemra, Van Sebille, Vethaak, Wilcox (2017), Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 30.
    Using numerical model simulations to improve the understanding of microplastic distribution and pathways in the marine environment
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Turney, Fogwill, Palmer, Van Sebille, Thomas, McGlone, Richardson, Wilmshurst, Fenwick, Zunz, Goosse, Wilson, Carter, Lipson, Jones, Harsch, Clark, Marzinelli, Rogers, Rainsley, Ciasto, Waterman, Thomas, Visbeck (2017), Climate of the Past, 13, 231-248.
    Tropical forcing of increased Southern Ocean climate variability revealed by a 140-year subantarctic temperate reconstruction
    [ pdf @ publisher ]

2016 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Hellweger, Van Sebille, Calfee, Chandler, Zinser, Swan, Fredrick (2016), PLoS ONE, 11, e0167010.
    The role of ocean currents in the temperature selection of plankton: Insights from an agent-based model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Fogwill, Van Sebille, Cougnon, Turney, Rintoul, Galton-Fenzi, Clark, Marzinelli, Rainsley, Carter (2016), The Cryosphere, 10, 2603.
    Impacts of a developing polynya off Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, triggered by grounding of iceberg B09B [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Qin, Menviel, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille (2016), Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 9843-9851.
    Iron sources and pathways into the Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Teske, Sandoval-Castillo, Van Sebille, Waters, Beheregaray (2016), Scientific Reports, 6, 34205 .
    Oceanography promotes self-recruitment in a planktonic larval disperser [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Grist, Josey, Jacobs, Marsh, Sinha, Van Sebille (2016), Climate Dynamics, 46, 4027-4045.
    Extreme air-sea interaction over the North Atlantic subpolar gyre during the winter of 2013-14 and its sub-surface legacy [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Doblin & Van Sebille (2016), Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, 113, 5700-5705.
    Drift in ocean currents impacts intergenerational microbial exposure to temperature [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Yit Sen Bull & Van Sebille (2016), Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 1626-1639.
    Sources, fate and pathways of Leeuwin Current water in the Indian Ocean and Great Australian Bight: A Lagrangian study in an eddy-resolving ocean model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sen Gupta, McGregor, Van Sebille, Ganachaud, Brown, Santoso (2016), Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 1667-1678.
    Future changes to the Indonesian Throughflow and Pacific circulation: the differing role of wind and deep circulation changes
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Ypma, Van Sebille, Kiss, Spence (2016), Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 758-774.
    The separation of the East Australian Current: a Lagrangian approach to potential vorticity and upstream control [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Schuyler, Wilcox, Townsend, Wedemeyer-Strombel, Balazs, Van Sebille, Hardesty (2016), Global Change Biology, 22, 567-576.
    Risk analysis reveals global hotspots for marine debris ingestion by sea turtles [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sherman & Van Sebille (2016), Environmental Research Letters, 11, 014006.
    Modeling marine surface microplastic transport to assess optimal removal locations [ pdf @ publisher ]

2015 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Biastoch, Durgadoo, Morrison, Van Sebille, Weijer, Griffies (2015), Nature Communications, 6, 10082.
    Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation covaries with Agulhas leakage [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Wilcox, Lebreton, Maximenko, Hardesty, Van Franeker, Eriksen, Siegel, Galgani, Law (2015), Environmental Research Letters, 10.
    A Global Inventory of Small Floating Plastic Debris [ pdf @ publisher | data @ figshare]
  1. Van Sebille, Waterman, Barthel, Lumpkin, Keating, Fogwill, Turney (2015), Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 6769-6781.
    Pairwise surface drifter separation in the Western Pacific Sector of the Southern Ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Van Sebille, Feng, Coleman (2015), Global Change Biology, 21, 4377-4386.
    Strengthened currents override the effect of warming on lobster larval dispersal & survival [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wilcox, Van Sebille, Hardesty (2015), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 11899-11904.
    Threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive, and increasing [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Froyland, Horenkamp, Rossi, Van Sebille (2015), Chaos, 25, 083119.
    Studying an Agulhas ring's long-term pathway and decay with finite-time coherent sets [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Garzoli, Dong, Fine, Meinen, Perez, Schmid, Van Sebille, Yao (2015), Deep Sea Research I, 103, 125-136.
    The fate of the Deep Western Boundary Current in the South Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Teske, Sandoval-Castillo, Van Sebille, Waters, Beheregaray (2015), Marine Ecology Progress Series, 532, 1-12.
    On-shelf larval retention limits population connectivity in a coastal broadcast spawner [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Graham, De Boer, Van Sebille, Kohfeld, Schlosser (2015), Deep Sea Research I, 104, 9-25.
    Inferring source regions and supply mechanisms of iron in the Southern Ocean from satellite chlorophyll data [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Peña-Izquierdo, Van Sebille, Pelegrí, Sprintall, Mason, Llanillo, Machín (2015), Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 3350-3372.
    Water mass pathways to the North Atlantic Oxygen Minimum Zones [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Evans, Young, Nicol, Kolody, Allain, Bell, Brown, Ganachaud, Hobday, Hunt, Innes, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille, Kloser, Patterson, Singh (2015), Marine Policy, 59, 94-104.
    Optimising fisheries management in relation to tuna catches in the western central Pacific Ocean: A review of research priorities and opportunities [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Qin, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille (2015), Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 3113-3128.
    Variability in the origins and pathways of Pacific Equatorial Undercurrent water [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Scussolini, Durgadoo, Peeters, Biastoch, Weijer, Turney, Paris, Zahn (2015), Nature Communications, 6, 6521.
    Ocean currents generate large footprints in marine palaeoclimate proxies [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Sen Gupta, Brown, Jourdain, Van Sebille, Ganachaud, Vergés (2015), Deep Sea Research II, 113, 59-72.
    Episodic and non-uniform migration of thermal habitats in a warming ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille (2015), Physics Today, 68, 60-61.
    The oceans’ accumulating plastic garbage [ pdf @ publisher ]

2014 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille (2014), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461, 317-322. - a free, quick and easy tool to quantitatively study planktonic surface drift in the global ocean [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Hellweger, Van Sebille, Fredrick (2014), Science, 345, 1346-1349.
    Biogeographic patterns in ocean microbes emerge in a neutral agent-based model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Froyland, Stuart, Van Sebille (2014), Chaos, 24, 033126.
    How well-connected is the surface of the global ocean? [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Cetina-Heredia, Roughan, Van Sebille, Coleman (2014), Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 4351-4366.
    Long term trends in the East Australian Current separation latitude and eddy driven transport [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Vergés, Steinberg, Hay, Poore, Campbell, Ballesteros, Heck, Booth, Coleman, Feary, Figueira, Langlois, Marzinelli, Mizerek, Mumby, Nakamura, Roughan, Van Sebille, Sen Gupta, Smale, Tomas, Wernberg, Wilson (2014), Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281, 20140846.
    The tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory cause community phase shifts
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rosso, Hogg, Strutton, Kiss, Matear, Klocker, Van Sebille (2014), Ocean Modeling, 80, 10-23.
    Vertical transport in the ocean due to sub-mesoscale structures: Impacts in the Kerguelen region [pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Sprintall, Schwarzkopf, Sen Gupta, Santoso, England, Biastoch, Böning (2014), Journal of Geophysical Research, 119.
    Pacific-to-Indian Ocean connectivity: Tasman leakage, Indonesian Throughflow and the role of ENSO [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Qin, Van Sebille, Sen Gupta (2014), Ocean Modeling, 76, 20-30.
    Quantification of errors induced by temporal resolution on Lagrangian particles in an eddy-resolving model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Caley, Peeters, Biastoch, Rossignol, Van Sebille, Durgadoo, Malaize, Giraudeau, Arthur, Zahn (2014), Geophysical Research Letters, 41.
    Quantitative estimate of the palaeo-Agulhas leakage [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Spence, Van Sebille, Saenko, England (2014), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 662-675.
    Using Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches to investigate wind-driven changes in the Southern Ocean abyssal circulation [ pdf @ publisher]
  1. Den Toom, Dijkstra, Weijer, Hecht, Maltrud, Van Sebille (2014), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 464-481.
    Response of a strongly eddying global ocean to North Atlantic freshwater perturbations [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Palmer, Turney, Hogg, Hilliam, Watson, Van Sebille, Cowie, Jones, Petchey (2014), Journal of Archaeological Science, 42, 435-441.
    The discovery of New Zealand’s oldest shipwreck – possible evidence of further Dutch exploration of the South Pacific [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Weijer &Van Sebille (2014), Journal of Climate, 27, 101-110.
    Impact of Agulhas Leakage on the Atlantic overturning circulation in the CCSM4 [ pdf @ publisher ]

2013 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Scussolini, Van Sebille, Durgadoo (2013), Climate of the Past, 9, 2631-2639.
    Paleo Agulhas Rings enter the subtropical gyre during the penultimate deglaciation [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Wilkins, Van Sebille, Rintoul, Lauro, Cavicchioli (2013), Nature Communications, 4, 2457.
    Advection shapes Southern Ocean microbial assemblages independent of distance and environment effects [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Rossi, Van Sebille, Sen Gupta, Garçon, England (2013), Deep Sea Research I, 80, 37-46.
    Multi-decadal projections of the pathways and dilution of the Fukushima Cesium-137 radioactive plume [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Spence, Mazloff, England, Rintoul, Saenko (2013), Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2177-2182.
    Abyssal connections of Antarctic Bottom Water in a Southern Ocean State Estimate [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Paris, Helgers, Van Sebille, Srinivasan (2013), Environmental Modeling and Software, 42, 47-54.
    Connectivity Modeling System: A probabilistic modeling tool for the multi-scale tracking of biotic and abiotic variability in the ocean
    [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Meinen, Johns, Garzoli, Van Sebille, Rayner, Kanzow, Baringer (2013), Deep Sea Research II, 85, 154-168.
    Variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current at 26.5°N during 2004-2009 [ pdf @ publisher ]

2012 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, England, Froyland (2012), Environmental Research Letters, 7, 044040.
    Origin, dynamics and evolution of ocean garbage patches from observed surface drifters [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Johns, Beal (2012), Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C05037.
    Does the vorticity flux from Agulhas rings control the zonal pathway of NADW across the South Atlantic? [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Weijer, Sloyan, Maltrud, Jeffery, Hecht, Hartin, Van Sebille, Wainer, Landrum (2012), Journal of Climate, 25, 2652-2675.
    The Southern Ocean and its climate in CCSM4 [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, England, Zika, Sloyan (2012), Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L06601.
    Tasman leakage in a fine-resolution ocean model [ pdf @ publisher ]

2011 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, Baringer, Johns, Meinen, Beal, De Jong, Van Aken (2011), Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C12027.
    Propagation pathways of classical Labrador Sea Water from its source region to 26°N [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Lee, Park, Van Sebille, Baringer, Wang, Enfield, Yeager, Kirtman (2011), Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L17607.
    What caused the significant increase in Atlantic Ocean heat content since the mid-20th century? [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Beal, Johns (2011), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 1026-1034.
    Advective time scales of Agulhas leakage to the North Atlantic in surface drifter observations and the 3D OFES model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Kamenkovich, Willis (2011), Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L02606.
    Quasi-zonal jets in 3-D Argo data of the northeast Atlantic [ pdf @ publisher ]

2010 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, Beal, Biastoch (2010), Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L09610.
    Sea surface slope as a proxy for Agulhas Current strength [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Van Leeuwen, Biastoch, De Ruijter (2010), Deep Sea Research I, 57, 319-327.
    Flux comparison of Eulerian and Lagrangian estimates of Agulhas leakage: A case study using a numerical model [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Van Leeuwen, Biastoch, De Ruijter (2010), Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C03010.
    On the fast decay of Agulhas rings [ pdf @ publisher ]

2009 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille, Barron, Biastoch, Van Leeuwen, Vossepoel, De Ruijter (2009), Ocean Science, 5, 511-521.
    Relating Agulhas leakage to the Agulhas Current retroflection location [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Van Leeuwen, Biastoch, Barron, De Ruijter (2009), Ocean Modeling, 29, 269-276.
    Lagrangian validation of numerical drifter trajectories using drifting buoys: Application to the Agulhas system [ pdf @ publisher ]
  1. Van Sebille, Biastoch, Van Leeuwen, De Ruijter (2009), Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L03601.
    A weaker Agulhas Current leads to more Agulhas leakage [ pdf @ publisher ]

2007 Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Van Sebille Van Leeuwen (2007), Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 2305-2315.
    Fast northward energy transfer in the Atlantic due to Agulhas rings [ pdf @ publisher ]

Other publications

  1. Van Duinen, Van Sebille, Koelmans, Van Wezel (2022), Waddenakademie, 2022-03, 20pp
    Plastic in de Waddenzee: probleemverkenning en mogelijke oplossingsstrategieën, quickscan [ Link to report ]
  1. Marsh & Van Sebille (2021), Elsevier, 380pp.
    Ocean Currents - Physical Drivers in a Changing World [ Publisher's website | Exercises]
  1. Koelmans, Pahl, Backhuas, Bessa, van Calster, Contzen, Cronin, Galloway, Hart, Henderson, Kalcikova, Kelly, Kolodziejczyk, Marku, Poortinga, Rillig, Van Sebille, Steg, Steidl, Steinhorst, Syberg, Thompson, Wagner, Van Wezel, Wright, Wyles (2019), Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA)
    A Scientific Perspective on Microplastics in Nature and Society [ Link to report ]
  1. Amaral-Zettler, Andrady, Dudas, Fabres, Galgani, Hardesty, Hidalgo-Ruz, Hong, Kershaw, Lebreton, Lusher, Narayan, Pahl, Potemra, Rochman, Sherif, Seager, Shim, Sobral, Takada, Ten Brink, Thiel, Thompson, Turra, Van Cauwenberghe, Van Sebille, Vethaak, Watkins, Wyles, Wilcox, Zettler, Ziveri (2017), IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (Kershaw & Rochman, eds), GESAMP study No 93, 220 pp.
    Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: part two of a global assessment [ pdf ]
  1. Scutt Phillips, Sen Gupta, Van Sebille, Senina, Lehodey, Nicol (2016), 12th Regular Session of the Scientific Committee, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission , EB-IP-01, 1-16.
    Individual-based methods for simulation of movement by WCPO skipjack and other pelagic species [ pdf ]
  1. Van Sebille, Spathi, Gilbert (2016), Grantham Briefing Paper 19, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London, 16 pp.
    The ocean plastic pollution challenge: towards solutions in the UK [ pdf ]
  1. Van Sebille (2009), PhD dissertation, Utrecht University, 176 pp.
    Assessing Agulhas leakage [ pdf ]
  1. Van Sebille (2007), Master thesis, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Utrecht University, 80 pp.
    Fast response of the Meridional Overturning Circulation to Agulhas Leakage Perturbations [ pdf ]