Jamie McMichael-Phillips

Project Director

Jamie McMichael-Phillips is the Director of The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, a collaborative initiative to inspire the complete mapping of the world’s ocean by 2030 and to deliver this information via a freely-available definitive map.

A hydrographic surveyor and former Royal Navy officer, Jamie has worked in a range of leadership roles from running his own marine data gathering missions to directing defence geospatial strategy and plans for UK.  He has managed government to government relationships for geospatial cooperation and has also led on outreach and capacity building of fledgling organisations in marine data collection, assessment and cartography.  Prior to assuming his current role, 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 required for safe navigation at sea.