BSc (Hons) Physics – University of Strathclyde
UK Meteorological Office – Initial Forecasting Course – 1975
UK Meteorological Office – Advanced Forecasting Course – 1978
Quality Assurance Auditing (ISO900) – 1992
Institute of Quality Assurance – Quality Assurance Management (A3) –Aberdeen College 1993
Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society – FRMetS
Royal Meteorological Society, Chartered Meteorologist – CMet
1973-1983 UK Meteorological Office
Forecasting at a wide variety of locations, civil and military airfields as well as city Weather Centres. Briefing aircrew and giving mass briefings to RAF personnel. Doing regular broadcasts on local radio and extensive liaison with local authorities, the farming and fishing communities and the general public. Composing and taking responsibility for forecast advice to all these users.
1983-2005 Oceanroutes latterly WNI Oceanroutes – Aberdeen
Weather forecasting and customer service involvement which may be broadly split into three parts;
Oil Related – Onshore
Forecasting duties for the offshore oil industry and general marine users. Briefing of all major oil companies around Aberdeen on a daily basis. Direct involvement in a range of engineering issues through taking part in morning and other irregular meetings concerned with the progress of a wide variety of concerns from simple rig moves to complex float-outs and other engineering projects.
Oil Related – Offshore
Liaison and forecasting duties offshore for more direct involvement with the project team. Locations involved were throughout the UK and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea. Projects include the jacking-up of the Ekofisk Field, several field installations (Conoco V Fields, Morecambe Bay extensions etc) and involvement with new drillings West of Shetland and off the North Cape of Norway.
Civil and Media
A wide variety of work for several end-users:- road-ice services for local authority roads departments, T.V. and radio forecasting including further live radio work, forecasting for Railtrack and British Gas Distribution, and several other smaller customers.
1994-2005 Studies Manager
This involved responsibility for the external consultancy service to existing customers for our other services and independent clients making use of the consultancy alone. It also involved within the company, general scientific back up and an internal consultancy, on a range of topics to back up company activity.
The main areas of work included:-
1999-2005 Manager Client Services and Studies Services
This involved adding overall responsibility for Client Services within the company.
The Routing Department work may be summarised as follows:-
2005-2016 Aerospace & Marine International (UK) – Forensic & Science Manager
The main areas of work were:-
In addition to the main forensic reports I have done many other full reports for non-legal clients and also other reports for possible arbitration. I have been involved in many hundreds of speed and consumption disputes between owners and charterers.
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