Jan Van Smirren, Hon Secretary

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Hon Secretary

Jan Van Smirren

Since graduating with a B.Sc. in Geology and Oceanography (1981) and M.Sc. in Oceanography (1982), Mr. van Smirren has gained over 35 years of experience in commercial oceanography is currently Managing Director of BMT Energy.  Prior to this he was Metocean Global Business Line Manager at Fugro where he was responsible for overseeing all meteorological, oceanographic and environmental activities.

Mr. van Smirren’s experience includes director level appointments in the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States, with both operational and business development responsibilities. His oceanographic experience has seen him undertake studies in the North and South Atlantic, South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  This has included both field measurement and monitoring system campaigns and the detailed analysis and interpretation of data.

In addition to his role at the SUT Houston Branch, Mr. van Smirren is Treasurer of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association and also on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Coastal Technologies.


UT3 Issue One 2017

UT3 is the online magazine of the Society for Underwater Technology. It is a new single authoritative source on subsea engineering for those that do not have time to look at the various subsea news sites.




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