Ocean Careers 2017 Programme

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!

We are currently firming up the programme for 2017, but please see below for details of the companies that participated last year.

To view the PDF of the Ocean Careers programme please click here

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Day 1 - Tuesday 14th April 2015 - Industry Presentations - from 11am

TimePresenterCompanyPresentation Title
11.00KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Gwyn Griffiths
Founder
Autonomous Analytics
UK
Oceanography - Getting the data
11.20Robert Wernli
Vice President
IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
USA
If the technology gets wet, you'll find the experts here. IEEE/OES - your inner-space network!
11.30Ben Rainbow
Geosurvey Reporting Manager
Fugro EMU
UK
A Career in Marine Science
– designed to suit your passion
11.40Elizabeth Paull
Sales & Marketing Manager
Aquatec Group
UK
A Career in Ocean Instrumentation – providing the tools for ocean research
11.50Jeremy Hancyk
Business Development Director
Rockland Scientific
USA
Opportunities for Ocean Science Academics in the Instrumentation Industry
12.00Sam Hanton
Director of Survey
Nautronix UKMake a splash in Survey for a swimmingly good career

Speedy One-on-One Sessions - from 2pm

NumberPresenterCompany
1Robert Wernli
Vice President
IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
USA
2Ben Rainbow
Geosurvey Reporting Manager
Fugro EMU, UK
3Elizabeth Paull
Sales & Marketing Manager
Aquatec Group
UK
4Liesl Hotaling
Vice President - Education
Marine Technology Society, USA
5Jeremy Hancyk
Business Development Director
Rockland Scientific
Canada
6Katie Davage
Sales Manager
Chelsea Technologies Group
UK
7Sam Hanton
Director of Survey
Nautronix UK

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Day 2 - Wednesday 15th April 2015 - Industry Presentations

TimePresenterCompanyPresentation Title
11.00KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dan Hook
Managing Director
ASV Ltd
UK
Get involved and get wet, it’s NOT just a desk-job’
11.20Steven Strathie
Operations Manager
iSurvey
UK
Life thru a Lens – Surveying in the land and hydrographic industries
11.30Liesl Hotaling
Vice President - Education
Marine Technology Society
USA
Blue Futures:
Explore oceans of career possibilities
11.40Saskia Heckmann
Chief Project Manager
SubCtech GmbH
Germany
Ocean Engineering – it’s not Rocket Science! But dealing with a vacuum would sometimes be easier!
11.50Phoebe Bailey Hydrographic Surveyor
Fugro EMU
UK
A day in the life of a surveyor
12.00Kevin Black
Co-Owner and Technical Director
Partrac Ltd
UK
A career within an independent marine survey company – combining survey, science and innovation!
12.10Huibert Jan Lekkerkerk
Course Material Coordinator
Skilltrade
Netherlands
Skilltrade "E Learning" Modules
12.20Michael Mathewson
Treasurer
Marine & Ocean Technology Network (MOTN), USAJob Searching with LinkedIn - old fashioned networking with the help of the Internet

Speedy One-on-One Sessions - from 2pm

NumberPresenterCompany
1Steven Strathie
Operations Manager
iSurvey
UK
2Liesl Hotaling
Vice President - Education
Marine Technology Society
USA
3Dan Hook
Managing Director
ASV Ltd
UK
4Saskia Heckmann
Chief Project Manager
SubCtech GmbH
Germany
5Phoebe Bailey
Hydrographic Surveyor
Fugro EMU
UK
6Kevin Black
Co-Owner and Technical Director
Partrac Ltd UK
7Huibert Jan Lekkerkerk
Course Material Coordinator
Skilltrade, Netherlands
8Michael Mathewson
Treasurer
Marine & Ocean Technology Network (MOTN), USA

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Day 3 - Thursday 16th April 2015 - Industry Presentations

TimePresenterCompanyPresentation Title
11:00KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr Bev Mackenzie
Technical & Policy Director
IMarEST UKCareers beyond Academia
- Being a marine professional
in the wider world
11:20 Ka Henney
ROV & Survey Commercial Sales
& Marketing Senior Co-ordinator
Neptune UKWhere can a marine biologist go in the Oil, Gas & Renewable Sector?
11:30Claire Cardy, Metocean AnalystABPmer UKOceanography
- A tale of two halves
11:40James Williams,
Managing Director
Swathe Services Group UKInshore surveyor – a challenging role
11:50Katy Pozerskis,
Technical Sales
RS Aqua UKOceanography
- A tale of two halves
12:00Axel Annaert,
Professor
Antwerp Maritime Academy
Belgium
Hydrographic education in Belgium

Speedy One-on-One Sessions - from 2pm

NumberPresenterCompany
1Dr Bev Mackenzie
Technical & Policy Director
IMarEST
UK
2Ka Henney ROV & Survey Commercial
Sales & Marketing Senior Co-ordinator
Neptune
UK
3Liesl Hotaling
Vice President - Education
Marine Technology Society
USA
4Axel Annaert
Professor
Antwerp Maritime Academy
Belgium
5Claire Cardy
Metocean Analyst
ABPmer
UK

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