Professor Ralph Rayner has been honoured with an award at Oceanology International 2018.
Prof. Rayner, Director of PML Applications Ltd, a Trustee of PML since 2009, and amongst other positions President of the Society for Underwater Technology, was awarded the Alan Greig Memorial Prize for Oceanography at the recent Oceanology International event held earlier this month. The award recognises outstanding contributions to commercial and operational oceanography.
“I am honoured to accept this award,” said Prof. Rayner. ”It gives me an opportunity for a call across the ocean science and technology community to raise the profile of threats to the ocean – from the immediate challenges of plastic pollution to the longer-term creeping disasters of ocean acidification, sea-level rise and the loss of ocean biodiversity, where we are already seeing a tragic decline in coral reefs as a result of ocean warming.”
Oceanology International, now in its 49th year, is the leading conference and exhibition for ocean technology and marine science.