Steve Hall

About Steve

Steve Hall has worked since the mid-1980s in a variety of public and private sector roles that includes coastal survey, law enforcement, tsunami warning systems, risk management, publications, managing autonomous underwater vehicle programs and high-level policy development and science diplomacy. From 2006 to 2017 his career was largely focused on ocean policy, with contributions to British & European ocean-related legislation, marine spatial planning and safe use of marine autonomous systems.

He became head of the UK delegation to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and was elected as IOC Group 1 Vice-Chair in 2015, with responsibilities for Western Europe & North America, high seas policy and the co-development of what became the UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development. In 2017 Steve was recruited as CEO of the Society for Underwater Technology, moving on to be CEO Marine Energy Wales & Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum in 2021, and in 2022 he decided to become self-employed, and has worked since then for major international clients including the Nippon Foundation - GEBCO Seabed 2030 project, plus voluntary work for the Rising Seas Institute, the Real Ice Company and Submarine Racing Series.

Steve is a Fellow of IMarEST and SUT, a Chartered Marine Scientist, and a member of the Marine Technology Society, Challenger Society for Marine Science & Scottish Association for Marine Science. He’s a certified drone operator and has filmed footage for clients in Greenland, Norway and the UK. His ‘Underwater Technology’ podcast for SUT reached over 20 thousand downloads while he was producing it, and he has published marine-related articles, photos and videos throughout his career.

Steve lives in Wales, UK and relaxes by riding recumbent bikes and trikes, photographing landscapes, and spending time with his family and friends.

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