The Underwater Technology Podcast

Pod38 - Ralph Rayner on his career in ocean science, policy & industry

December 03, 2020 Steve Hall, SUT; & Professor Ralph Rayner Season 1 Episode 38
The Underwater Technology Podcast
Pod38 - Ralph Rayner on his career in ocean science, policy & industry
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The Underwater Technology Podcast
Pod38 - Ralph Rayner on his career in ocean science, policy & industry
Dec 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 38
Steve Hall, SUT; & Professor Ralph Rayner

Podcast episode 38, 3rd December 2020 - this week SUT CEO Steve Hall interviews Professor Ralph Rayner, who has served the global ocean science and technology community in many capacities since the late 1970s. Ralph's unusually broad career has included periods in research, industry, policy, and supporting international sustained ocean observing at governmental level on both sides of the Atlantic. Initially fascinated with the technology of diving and training as a scuba diver as a student, Ralph found his way into a career in underwater technology via a biology Bachelor's degree, then after a Masters in Underwater Science and Technology he undertook PhD work in the remote Chagos islands of the Indian Ocean. Ralph then entered industry, working in a variety of fields connected by a common thread of ocean technology, data and an ever-deepening understanding of the broad ocean science picture, eventually attaining senior level in several well-known companies. He first joined SUT in 1978 thanks to his interest in underwater technology and marine science education, and has served several times on Council, most recently as SUT's President. Ralph is Chair of Sonardyne Group, as well as supporting the US Integrated Ocean Observing System through his role in the NOAA IOOS Program Office. He serves on the advisory Boards of the Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Trustee Board of Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Ralph's influence in our community has been very much a result of his keen interest in a broader than usual range of subjects, and he's still learning, exploring, and eager to spread the word about the value of ocean science and technology for the benefit of our global community, including supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and encouraging closer ties between SUT and the Marine Technology Society Find out more about SUT at www.sut.org If you'd like to attend our AGM on 14th December, see https://www.sut.org/event/sut-agm/ to register. Thanks to Emily Boddy for creating the podcast artwork, and composing & performing the podcast theme music. Contact SUT at [email protected] - especially if you'd like to feature in a future podcast episode. We'll be back next week with an interview with open-source intelligence specialist H.I.Sutton



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Show Notes

Podcast episode 38, 3rd December 2020 - this week SUT CEO Steve Hall interviews Professor Ralph Rayner, who has served the global ocean science and technology community in many capacities since the late 1970s. Ralph's unusually broad career has included periods in research, industry, policy, and supporting international sustained ocean observing at governmental level on both sides of the Atlantic. Initially fascinated with the technology of diving and training as a scuba diver as a student, Ralph found his way into a career in underwater technology via a biology Bachelor's degree, then after a Masters in Underwater Science and Technology he undertook PhD work in the remote Chagos islands of the Indian Ocean. Ralph then entered industry, working in a variety of fields connected by a common thread of ocean technology, data and an ever-deepening understanding of the broad ocean science picture, eventually attaining senior level in several well-known companies. He first joined SUT in 1978 thanks to his interest in underwater technology and marine science education, and has served several times on Council, most recently as SUT's President. Ralph is Chair of Sonardyne Group, as well as supporting the US Integrated Ocean Observing System through his role in the NOAA IOOS Program Office. He serves on the advisory Boards of the Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Trustee Board of Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Ralph's influence in our community has been very much a result of his keen interest in a broader than usual range of subjects, and he's still learning, exploring, and eager to spread the word about the value of ocean science and technology for the benefit of our global community, including supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and encouraging closer ties between SUT and the Marine Technology Society Find out more about SUT at www.sut.org If you'd like to attend our AGM on 14th December, see https://www.sut.org/event/sut-agm/ to register. Thanks to Emily Boddy for creating the podcast artwork, and composing & performing the podcast theme music. Contact SUT at [email protected] - especially if you'd like to feature in a future podcast episode. We'll be back next week with an interview with open-source intelligence specialist H.I.Sutton



Support the show (https://www.justgiving.com/soc-underwatertech)