John has more than 30 years of experience collecting marine data and managing project teams that deliver. John has a masters in Envrionmental Engineering and went on to work as a researcher and set up and led the National Oceanographic Data Centre. He then held several positions on various international working groups and expert panels focused on oceanographic data collection and its management with the EU, UN, and others. In 1996 John established Marine Informatics which later became IDS Monitoring. Earlier this year IDS became part of the Green Rebel Group.