Seabed 2030 welcomes new Project Director - Jamie McMichael-Phillips

1 December 2019
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Jamie McMichael-Phillips, new Seabed 2030 Project Director

On 1st December 2019, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project officially welcomed new Project Director Jamie McMichael-Phillips, former UK Deputy National Hydrographer and naval officer.

This new appointment was announced at the Seabed 2030 event From Vision to Action held at the Royal Society in London on October 22nd 2019.

A chartered surveyor, hydrographer and mariner, Jamie has extensive experience in strategy and policy formulation, together with international engagement, negotiation, leadership and mentoring, gained during his Royal Navy career and in civilian life.

He has managed government-to-government relationships for exchange of geospatial data for navigational safety and for the benefit of the wider Blue Economy. He has also led on outreach and capacity building of fledgling organisations in marine data collection, assessment and cartography. For over 9 years, Jamie chaired the International Hydrographic Organisation's Worldwide ENC Database Working Group, responsible for monitoring the global footprint of electronic charts needed for safe navigation by commercial shipping.

We are pleased to welcome him aboard!