The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) is looking for a new director who will replace current project director, Dr Gordon Drummond, who is returning to Subsea 7 following his three year secondment to NSRI.
NSRI facilitates and coordinates research and development activities within the UK’s subsea sector.
Supported by Subsea UK and key sponsor companies, including Total, Shell, BP, Subsea 7, Wood and Scottish Enterprise, NSRI plays a key role in communicating the needs of the industry to the supply chain, encouraging market-led development of technology.
Chairman of NSRI, Peter Blake, said: “NSRI has made significant strides towards meaningful engagement between industry, government and academia. Dr Drummond has played a pivotal role in the numerous achievements of NSRI in the last three years and, on behalf of the board, I’d like to pay tribute to his sterling work and wish him well for the future.”
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, added: “NSRI’s strong links into Subsea UK ensure that it is fully aligned with what industry needs and it’s why the two organisations work alongside each other. Subsea UK echoes Blake’s praise of and gratitude to Dr Drummond. He will be a hard act to follow but, for such an exciting role, we are confident of securing a strong line-up of candidates.
“It is critical that we continue to invest in subsea technology to ensure Britain remains at the forefront of the global industry. We will only stay ahead of the game by improving the knowledge transfer between our industry and academia. This is where NSRI plays its most valuable role in bringing all the relevant organisations together to advance market-led research and technology development.”