Ralph Rayner

Ralph Rayner

Conference Chairman, Catch the Next Wave 2020 & Oceanology International 2020

Ralph Rayner is a US IOOS Industry Liaison at NOAA and Co-Chair of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans Industry Liaison Council. He holds advisory roles with the UK and US governments and is a professorial research fellow at the London School of Economics.

Ralph has over thirty years of experience in the development and coordination of ocean observation and forecasting at global, regional and local scales.  He is a former chair of the Global Ocean Observing Committee Steering Committee and serves on a number of specialist ocean observing groups including those of the Society for Underwater Technology, the Marine Technology Society and IMarEST - the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Ralph has an MSc in Underwater Science and Technology and a PhD in physical oceanography. He has authored numerous scientific and technical papers and reports, is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operational Oceanography and serves on the editorial boards of International Underwater Systems Design and the Journal of the Society for Underwater Technology

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