Professorial Research Fellow
Ralph Rayner is a Professorial Research Fellow with CATS, is Chairman of Sonardyne International, and has responsibility for industry advocacy and outreach for the US Integrated Ocean Observing System at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Ralph plays an active part in a number of professional bodies concerned with marine science and technology and is a fellow of the Institute Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, the Society for Underwater Technology, the Marine Technology Society, the Royal Meteorological Society, the American Meteorological Society, the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Royal Institution. He is currently President of the Society for Underwater Technology, is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Operational Oceanography and serves serves on the editorial boards of International Ocean Systems and the journal of Underwater Technology.
Ralph contributes to a number of international research programmes concerned with understanding the scale and scope of the ocean economy and the role of ocean observations in supporting the safe, effective and environmentally sound use of ocean resources.