Dr James Fishwick
Smart Sound Plymouth
Dr James Fishwick is a highly regarded UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Senior Technologist/Scientist at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) where he is Head of Technology and Operations for the Western Channel Observatory (WCO). James also leads on delivering impact from technology across the organisation.
The WCO is a globally unique long-term monitoring programme and biodiversity reference site where James works with both academic and commercial organisations to deliver high quality scientific measurements; also developing and proving new innovative technologies across the marine sector.
James heads up Smart Sound Plymouth, an academic and commercial consortium facilitating a 1000km2, fully instrumented proving ground for innovative marine technologies; within the Marine Business Technology Centre, Plymouth of which PML is a delivery partner. He chairs both the Maritime UK SW Autonomy Group and the Future Autonomous at Sea Technologies (FAST – Southwest) cluster, a group of industry leading companies and organisations working towards the delivery of autonomous at sea solutions.
James is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and has gained chartered status as both a Marine Technologist and Scientist.