Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as Business Development Manager to help support and develop the firm’s business within the growing aquaculture and renewables industries.
Elizabeth, who joins Sonardyne from subsea instrumentation and systems company Aquatec Group, will also focus on other developing ocean industry markets, such as subsea mining, for Sonardyne’s widening portfolio of products.
The ocean space is home to an increasing number of offshore renewables facilities, including offshore wind farms and marine energy devices, and aquaculture operations, as companies look to diversify and countries seek to grow their energy and food production.
“Increasingly our oceans are being looked at as engines of growth – be it in renewable energy, aquaculture, mineral resources and even biotechnology. Sonardyne’s growing portfolio of underwater acoustic positioning, inertial navigation, wireless communications and sonar technology systems are extremely well placed to serve and support these evolving, growing and important markets,” says Elizabeth.
Sonardyne’s systems are already established in the offshore renewables market, where its Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) technologies are used in areas including unexploded ordnance clearance and site surveys, as well as tracking divers and ROV systems and structural and subsidence monitoring.
Through her role, Elizabeth will also be supporting Sonardyne customers and developing partnerships and academic research programmes focused on the Blue Growth agenda.
Elizabeth is a Master of Oceanography from Southampton University and has an MBA from the Open University. At Aquatec, Elizabeth was Sales and Marketing Director. Elizabeth’s previous roles include working as a research scientist for Thames Water.