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Terry Sloane

I.Eng, MIET, FIMarEST, FRMetS.

Managing Director

mobile:+44(0)7774180179

email:terry@planet-ocean.co.uk

Terry has been involved in ocean engineering in one form or another for over 35 years. Trained originally as an electronics engineer, he is a fellow of both IMarEST & the Royal Meteorological Society.  Terry serves as chairman of the Association of Marine Scientific industries, a member of the IMarEST Science & Technology Advisory Group and is a council member of the Challenger Society for Marine Science . Terry is a member of the Mary Rose Trust, learning and education team and provides guest lecturers in data logging to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in marine archaeology; he has also been a technical consultant to the BBC.

Terry has served as both technical director and sales and marketing director of some of the industry’s best known companies and formed Planet Ocean Ltd in 2003.

“It is our mission to provide an  energetic, committed and pleasurable experience for our team, customers & supply partners.  We are told, that we are fun people to work with and this is important to us.  Loving what we do and a team of talented individuals is fundamental to this.  It is my job to provide the tools and environment to make this happen”.

Carole Sloane

Director

mobile:+44(0)7837461133

email:carole@planet-ocean.co.uk

Carole, is co owner of Planet Ocean, and supports the business in many and varied ways especially at the many exhibitions, shows and seminars we undertake. Carole is responsible for HR within the company, travel and accomodation and also liaises with our partners and clients visiting the UK ensuring their visits are as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Graham Sloane

BA. (Hons)

Commercial Manager

mobile:+44(0)7900988960

email:graham@planet-ocean.co.uk

Graham joined the Company in 2010 as commercial manager. Graham graduated from The University of Winchester with an honours degree before joining Microsoft Atlas as an account executive where his clients included such notable companies as O2, Vodafone and Volvo. Prior to moving across to Planet Ocean, Graham was with brand experience specialists Blue Dog Productions, once more with a portfolio of prestigious clients including amongst others, B.A.A, CISCO, Emirates and Trend Micro. Graham takes care of all commercial aspects of the company, organising exhibitions, publicity and the web site, shipping, building services as well as taking responsibility for a growing range of our products.  Graham still enjoys playing football, but fears he is no longer Premier League standard. Happiest at Glastonbury with a warm cider in hand.

Iain Vincent

BSc. (Hons)

Business Development & Sales Manager

mobile:+44(0)7788 201875

email:iain@planet-ocean.co.uk

Iain, holds a first class honours degree in marine environmental science and has considerable business experience most recently demonstrated in his role as director and co-founder of De-energise Ltd developing energy reduction strategies for SME’s in the production sector. Iain is tasked with developing our complete business package, with particular focus on the biogeochemistry range of systems, notably the Sea-Bird Scientific Group of companies, CONTROS PCO2 and PCH4 sensors, Sequoia LISST systems and Flow-CAM.

Iain, is a trustee of a charity based in West Africa delivering water solutions to rural communities and enjoys outdoor pursuits especially diving, surfing and running.

Danny Robinson

Accounts & Finance Manager

phone:+44(0)8451081457

email:danny@planet-ocean.co.uk

Danny looks after our finance and has worked with Terry in different roles for many years. She probably knows more about how the business works than anyone else! Nothing gets past her eagle eyes and she keeps us on a firm financial foundation.

Jordan Thomas

BSc (Hons)

Sales & Marketing Associate

phone:+44(0)7584 668988

email:jordan@planet-ocean.co.uk

Jordan joined us in 2015, and is responsible for sales and marketing activities within the organisation. Jordan graduated with a BSc in Oceanography with Marine Biology from the University of Southampton, but joins us from the Lloyds banking group.

In his spare time, Jordan is a keen rugby player and scuba diver and skier and is a Welsh speaker.

Dr Marcus Müller

EngD, PGDip, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

Electronics Design Engineer – Marine Robotic Systems

email:marcus@planet-ocean.co.uk

Marcus Joins us after completing his Bioengineering Doctorate (EngD) in medical devices at the University of Strahclyde. Prior to this, he was awarded a PGDip in Geospatial Mapping Sciences from Glasgow University, and his first degree (Dipl.-Ing. (FH)) in Mechatronics from the University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg Germany.

Marcus spent time as an intern at BMW China, where amongst other things he analysed and optimised the KUKA- Robot automated production processes for the 3 & 5 Series jig lines.

In addition to his native German, and English, Marcus also speaks basic Chinese. In his spare time he enjoys basketball and skiing.

He is based at our new R&D facility at the Marine Robotics Systems Innovation Centre located within the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

Jérémy Sitbon

Software Design Engineer – Marine Robotic Systems

email:jeremy@planet-ocean.co.uk

Jérémy joins us after graduating from the Engineering school Polytech Paris-UPMC part of Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris, France), with a major in robotics engineering, where he undertook an internship With the French Defense Procurement working on micro-UAV’s vision systems.

Jeremy is an accomplished pianist.

He is based at our new R&D facility at the Marine Robotics Systems Innovation Centre located within the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

Kira Coley

BSc

Scientific Applications Specialist

email:kira@planet-ocean.co.uk

Kira, is currently on sabbatical completing her PhD at University of Portsmouth, although she will continue to help us out part time, with articles and news letters.

Kira spends most of her time working on “science behind the measurement” activities and is available to provide information from that perspective.

Kira studied at University of East Anglia and the University of Portsmouth graduating with a B.Sc (Hons) in marine biology. She has extensive field experience gained as a marine research scientist with the “Frontier Project” in Madagascar, the University of Palermo in Sicily and as a marine mammal researcher with the whale & dolphin trust Scotland.

Kira is a founder member of the “Student World Outreach” programme, a charity which aims to raise awareness of current marine environmental issues. Kira is a qualified rescue diver and keen surfer.

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