Programme – Wednesday 5 April

Industry Presentations and One-on-One Sessions

Professionals in the industry will give inspired and informative presentations to all attendees on a variety of job opportunities available within the marine science and ocean technology industry. You then have the opportunity to meet with the industry professionals on a one-on-one basis. First-come, first-served so make sure you sign up as soon as you arrive in the morning!


Industry Presentations - from 11am until 12.10pm

11.00Tricks and tips for finding the right role for you in the world of ocean science
Dr Bev Mackenzie, Technical & Policy Director, IMarEST, UK
Bev has responsibility for coordinating and managing the technical activities for the IMarEST membership; a role which incorporates providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and opportunities to influence the development of policy and legislation at local, regional and global levels.  Dr Mackenzie also oversees the IMarEST contributions to the work of a number of Intergovernmental Organizations include the International Maritime Organization, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  She is passionate about developing activities that address gender diversity in marine and maritime science, engineering and technology and in engaging early career professions.
11:20Career opportunities within the survey industry
Steven Strathie, Operations Manager, iSurvey, UK
The iSURVEY Group offers specialist survey and positioning services to support professional offshore operations internationally and uses state of the art technology to support moving oil rigs, marine construction projects, ROVs, cable installations and seabed mapping. Steven Graduated Glasgow University with a BSc (Hons) in Topographic Science in 1999. He gained his MRICS in 2007 using his experience on London Fire Brigade Measured Surveys Contract to good use. Steven has over 25 years Survey and Positioning Experience both on Land and Sea. In his current role, he oversees the deployment of 25 field staff on a variety of Survey Positioning and Subsea Construction Projects.
11.30Life as a Port Hydrographic Surveyor
Emily Hand, Hydrographic Surveyor , The Bristol Port Company, UK
The Bristol Port is the UK’s most centrally located deep sea port and Emily has been working there ever since graduating from Cardiff University in 2013 with a degree in Marine Geography. Her job involves the planning, execution, processing, charting and distribution of all multibeam surveys carried out with the Bristol Port Harbour Area. These surveys include those to plan and monitor dredging as well as surveys to monitor estuary sand bank movement in the highly tidal environment of the Severn Estuary which has the third highest tidal range in the world at 14.5m. Learn more about her day to day activities and what makes this position so exciting.
11.40Marine Science on the ever evolving Thames
Ross Havery, MSci. Geophysics, Technical Coordinator, Port of London Authority, UK
Ross previously studied at Southampton university between 2010-2014 on the Geophysics masters course during which time he also completed a two 3 month internships with Deloitte PSG and Fugro EMU. During his final year at university he completed his dissertation for the Port of London Authority (PLA) studying morphological changes in sand banks in the Thames estuary. After completion of his degree a job became available within the PLA hydrographic department involving the assessment of bathymetric data and data handling for a new super sewer being built under the Thames, the Thames Tideway Tunnel. This job has gradually evolved over the past few years allowing him to gain experience in Hydrographics, licencing, engineering and environmental matters amongst others and continues to be a challenging and interesting job to this day.
11.50A peek into having a career in the manufacturing of oceanographic instrumentation
Darryl Symonds, Director, Marine Measurements, Teledyne RD Instruments, USA
In 1984 Darryl Symonds started his career at Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) located in San Diego, CA USA. During this career he has worked as an assembler, technician, customer service manager, and, starting just over 16 years ago, he became the Director of the Marine Measurements Product Lines (MMPL). As a Product Line Director he is responsible for the product development, support, and planning for TRDI’s Acoustic Doppler Current Profiles (ADCPs) and Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth (CTD) Sensors used to measure physical and chemical properties in sea water applications from the coast line to the open ocean. After 33+ years at TRDI, Darryl remains enthusiastic about being part of a company that is committed to manufacturing products used to better understand our world.
12.00How to get started with a career in the marine geophysics industry
Ben Rainbow, Geophysics Reporting Manager & Amy Perkins, Personnel Co-ordinator., Fugro, UK


Speedy One-on-One Sessions - from 2pm until 3.30pm

This session will consist of 10 minute speed meetings where students can meet face-to-face with industry professionals and find out all they need to know about the industry from qualifications to lifestyle!
1Steven Strathie, Operations Manager, iSurvey, UK
2Emily Hand Hydrographic Surveyor, The Bristol Port Company, UK
3Becky Conway, Principal Hydrographic Surveyor, Associated British Ports, UK
4Hayley Santer, Hydrographic Surveyor, XYZH Ltd, UK
5Darryl Symonds, Director, Marine Measurementsm Teledyne RD Instruments, USA
6Ben Rainbow, Geophysics Reporting Manager, Fugro Survey, UK
7Amy Perkins, Personnel Co-ordinator, Fugro Survey, UK
8Cyril Poissonnet, Strategic Product Development Mgr, Teledyne SeaBotix
9Caitriona Hanly, Technical & Policy, MarEST, UK
10Naomi Gold Robotic Systems Mechanical Engineer, National Oceanography Centre, UK


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