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Seabed 2030 Project

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Seabed 2030 Project Director - Jamie McMichael-Phillips

Jamie McMichael-Phillips, Seabed 2030 Project Director

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.

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