Professorial Research Fellow
Dr Ralph Rayner is a Professorial Research Fellow with CATS. He is an oceanographer with more than 25 years' experience of the provision of consultancy services to the maritime industries and to government agencies concerned with the marine environment. He currently coordinates industry involvement in ocean observations on behalf of the US Federal Interagency Ocean Observation Committee and chairs the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Global Ocean Observing System Scientific Steering Committee. Ralph works at Board level with a number of specialist ocean science and technology businesses in the UK and the United States; is a Vice President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEst); a member of the Council of the Society for Underwater Technology and an Executive Council member of the Association of Marine Scientific Industries. He contributes to a number of international research programmes concerned with understanding and predicting the ocean environment and has authored numerous marine scientific papers and reports as well as contributing to a number of books on ocean science and technology.