Prof. Ralph Rayner

Sector Director, BMT Group Limited

Ralph Rayner is Sector Director, Energy and Environment for BMT Group Limited and Chairman of Sonardyne International Limited. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. In addition to these roles Ralph is a Trustee of Plymouth Marine Laboratory and chairs the Plymouth Marine Laboratory Science Advisory Council as well as serving as industry liaison for the US Integrated Ocean Observing System.

Ralph has a BSc in biology, an MSc in underwater science and technology and a PhD in physical oceanography. During his career he has been responsible for the development of a number of leading service companies providing systems and consultancy to the oil, gas and renewable energy industries worldwide. Ralph 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.