Programme – Tuesday 4 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

11.00Marine Robotics – a Growing Industry
Dan Hook, Managing Director, ASV Global, UK
A qualified Naval Architect and Chartered Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the unmanned marine industry. Upon graduating from the University of Southampton, Dan joined Seaspeed Marine Consulting as a Naval Architect. During his time at Seaspeed, Dan specialised in unmanned platform and high speed craft design and consultancy. As Managing Director at ASV Global, a company at the forefront of developments in unmanned marine systems for the Military and Defence, Offshore Energy, and Science and Survey Industries, Dan has built a vibrant team of naval architects, engineers and robotics experts, seeing the company grow from 3 people to over 80 in just six years. During this time the team have delivered over 80 Unmanned Systems to commercial and defence customers in the UK and all over the world.
11.20Have you thought about a career in Oceanographic Instrumentation?
Jeremy Hancyk, Director, Sales & Support, Rockland Scientific, Canada
With more than 10 years experience in business development for the ocean technology sector, Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Northern British Columbia and his Master of Science at the University of Colorado. At Rockland, Jeremy’s responsibilities include the management of consultative sales and marketing, and diversifying the application of turbulence measurement technology for coastal engineering, tidal energy, deep-sea mining and oil & gas verticals. 
11.30Turtles to Top Brass – my commercial journey
Ka Henney-Cant, Commercial, Sales & Marketing EMA, Neptune Marine Services, UK
Completed a Honours degree and Masters in Marine Biology at the University of Aberdeen in 2008 and currently works for Neptune Marine Services which is a global provider of services to the oil and gas, marine and renewable energy industries.  Originally starting out as a QHSE Advisor where she gained her NEBOSH accreditations, her career has evolved into the commercial discipline, where she is now responsible for business development, tenders and supporting contractual activities for the ROV & Survey Services Lines within the European and Middle East Regions. As part of this position she is currently completing the Basic Contract Law and Oil & Gas Contract courses to ensure that she is competent when working with clients and project teams when executing projects.
11.40How your phone can progress your career! Distance learning in the 21st century
Adam Corney, Business Development Director, Marine Learning Alliance, UK
Adam Corney has had a varied career which started in the Royal Navy where he trained as a submarine officer and navigation and warfare specialist where he served on various ships and submarines including HMS Talent in Devonport and latterly the Trident submarine, HMS Victorious. Following this he set up and ran Marine South West, a not-for-profit company, concerned with business development of the marine sector; was the South West Regional Manager of the British Marine Federation, the national trade association for the marine leisure industry; and commercial director for the Plymouth University where he was responsible for creating, maintaining and developing partnerships with commercial marine sector businesses. In his current role he is Commercial Director for the Marine Learning Alliance which is a distance e-learning company specialising in hydrographic qualifications and other marine/maritime subjects.
11.50Putting Underwater Robotics Experience into Practice
Cyril Poissonnet, Strategic Product Development Manager, Teledyne SeaBotix, USA
Teledyne SeaBotix are a world-leading manufacturer of underwater MiniROVs that perform a multitude of tasks, including maritime security, search and recovery, hull and pipeline inspection, hazardous environment intervention, aquaculture, sensor deployment and more. Cyril is the strategic product development manager for the company and has the exciting job of developing new tools and applications domestically and internationally for the MiniROV product line. Cyril has an MSc in Robotics and over 15 years of maritime and nuclear underwater robotics experience.
12.00You’ve qualified as a Hydrographer; what’s next?
Hayley Santer, Freelance Hydrographic Surveyor, XYZH, UK
Hayley’s experience started early in her career with a two-year work placement at Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd., while undertaking a Marine Geography BSc at Cardiff University. Upon graduating she became a Graduate Modeller in the Coastal Numerical Modelling team before missing the boat life too much and returning to hydrographic survey via Swathe Services Ltd.  She then spent two years working for Coastline Surveys gaining significant geotechnical field experience. A busy four years at Bibby Hydromap (then Osiris Projects Hydrographic and Geophysical Ltd.) provided the opportunity to work aboard larger inshore vessels and utilise different equipment.  It also allowed Hayley to take on the role of Training Coordinator.  Now, working as a freelancer has given Hayley the opportunity to utilise a variety of low-tech and high-tech equipment; most recently terrestrial and subsea lasers in dynamic operation.


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!
1Sarah Dyer, Marketing Manager, ASV Global
2Jeremy Hancyk, Director, Sales & Support, Rockland Scientific Canada
3Ka Henney-Cant, ROV & Survey Commercial Sales & Marketing Senior Co-ordinator, Neptune Marine Services, UK
4Adam Corney, Business Development Director, Marine Learning Alliance, UK
5Becky Conway, Principal Hydrographic Surveyor, Associated British Ports
6Hayley Santer, Freelance Hydrographic Surveyor, XYZH, UK
7Caitriona Hanly, Technical & Policy, IMarEST, UK


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