OceansAdvance Board Member
Head School of Ocean Technology at Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Paul Brett holds a M.Sc (Geography) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as undergraduate degrees in Education (Post-Secondary), Physics and Geography. In addition to his academic pursuits, Paul has also maintained a practical focus. He is a specialist in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing and has widespread experience working with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), multispectral imaging, multi-beam sonar, side scan sonar and geographic information systems application and development.

Paul is a mentor to the Memorial University’s Eastern Edge Robotics team, which competes in the International MATE ROV Competition each year. Paul has also volunteered as an instructional staff member on a Students on Ice expedition to the Antarctic, which completed his goal of visiting all seven continents.

He has participated in several ocean mapping-focused research partnerships, including with the University of Rhode Island on the research vessel, Endeavour, the University of Limerick and the Irish Marine Institute aboard the research vessel, Celtic Explorer and with the Institute for Exploration on the research vessel, Nautilus. Paul also has significant experience in Canada’s Arctic, as one of the architects of a Coastal Resource Inventory for Nunavut.