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Head of Ocean Science awarded ‘Business Person of the Year 2023’.

June 13, 2023

Ocean Business 2023 in April wasn’t just about celebrating the launch of our Origin ADCPs. It also saw our Head of Science, Geraint West, being awarded ‘Business Person of the Year 2023’ by the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI).

The Award recognises individuals who demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, strategic business thinking and are regarded as leaders in their field. This Award also acknowledges and celebrates the personal and generous contributions by a Business Person and the difference their involvement makes to the Marine Science and Technology community overall.

Geraint started his maritime career 40 years ago in the Royal Navy. After leaving, he joined the National Oceanography Centre, where he oversaw the introduction of the state-of-the art research vessels RRS James Cook and RRS Discovery and was a driving force for the delivery of the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre.

Truly an embodiment of the UK industry’s excellence and an all-round great guy!

Here at Sonardyne, Geraint heads our Ocean Science team delivering innovative ocean technologies, including the Origin ADCP, that change access to and increase capacity of ocean science research infrastructure, and works across a global community of institutes and universities on projects that range from the coast to the deep ocean.

The SMI described Geraint as “Truly an embodiment of the UK industry’s excellence and an all-round great guy!” We couldn’t agree more! Congratulations Geraint!

Geraint is pictured above receiving his award with (L-R); Tom Chant (SMI), Ryan Mowat (RS Aqua) and Emma Johnson (SMI)


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