Martin Sayer PhD FSUT MAE
Martin established Tritonia Scientific Ltd., in 2018 and is the current Managing Director. He gained a BSc in Zoology/Marine Zoology in 1984 and a PhD in animal physiology in 1987. He was previously the Head of the UK National Facility for Scientific Diving and has been diving for over 40 years holding several professional diving qualifications. Martin is a member and past chair of the European Scientific Diving Panel, a member of the UK HSE Diving Industry Committee, a member of the UK Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee, a member of the Society for Underwater Technology’s Diving and Manned Submersibles Committee, an editorial board member for the journal Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, and is the editor of the journal Underwater Technology. He has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and almost 300 proceedings papers, edited works, abstracts and research reports. He is an accredited member of the Academy of Experts.
Andrew Mogg PhD
Andy Mogg is a post-doctoral research associate at Tritonia Scientific Ltd. He gained a BSc in Marine Biotechnology in 2006 and a PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry in 2012. Andy previously worked at University Marine Station, Millport and the UK National Facility for Scientific Diving, Oban, as a diving technician and researcher for five years before starting work with Tritonia Scientific in 2018. Andy researches, develops and applies 3D Structure from Motion photogrammetry for Tritonia Scientific and is a certified HSE Pt IV diver with 3000 work dives in temperate and remote tropical environments. Andy also holds a Remote Pilot Qualification and is responsible for Tritonia Scientific’s unmanned aircraft systems. He is one of five chamber supervisors at the hyperbaric recompression facility and a diving officer for the British Indian Ocean Territory’s science programme.
Kathryn Dawson MSc
Kathryn is a Scientific Researcher at Tritonia Scientific Ltd. She graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Marine Geography in 2015. She gained a Masters degree in Ecosystem-based Management of Marine Systems from St Andrews University in 2018. Kathryn previously undertook various Research Assistant positions before starting work with Tritonia Scientific in 2019. She coordinated fisheries research on a small island in Greece for Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation and participated in shark research for the Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation in 2014 during her ‘year in industry’ as part of her degree, and continued to carry out shark research for the Large Marine Vertebrate Project in the Philippines following her graduation. Kathryn is researching and developing the 3D photogrammetric modelling capabilities for Tritonia Scientific and is a certified HSE Pt IV diver and a member of the Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber team.
Hugh Brown BSc
Hugh is a Diving Technician at Tritonia Scientific Ltd. He graduated from Bangor University with a joint honours degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography in 1996. Hugh has previously worked for the University Marine Biological Station, Millport and the British Antarctic Survey and as a Fishfarmer, Shellfish and Fishfarm Diver before starting work for the UK National Facility for Scientific Diving in 2002. Hugh is a Diving Technician and Recompression Supervisor. Hugh services and maintains the pool of diving equipment, operates the companies underwater ROV’s and aerial Drones and has many years’ experience as a commercially endorsed Skipper. Hugh instructs on Tritonia Scientific Ltd’s HSE SCUBA, Scientific Diving and Royal Yachting Association Courses.
Jonathan Sayer BSc
Jonathan joined Tritonia Scientific Ltd. in April 2019 as Project Manager. Before starting at Tritonia, he gained a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Oceanography from Bangor University, and worked in Aquaculture as an Environmental Scientist for three and a half years. He has been diving for nearly 15 years and holds commercial qualifications in diving and boat skippering. Previously, Jonathan has worked as a research assistant for scientists at universities in Wales and Australia, and from 2009 to 2011 he worked part time as a Fisheries Assistant for an independent oyster producer on the west coast of Scotland. In 2011, Jonathan won the Scottish Association for Marine Science award for Outstanding Achievement in Science.
Elaine Azzopardi MA
Elaine is a Diving Technician and Recompression Supervisor at Tritonia Scientific Ltd. She graduated from the University of Malta with a BA (Hons) in Mediterranean Archaeology in 2002 and a MA (research) in 2006. Elaine worked as a freelance maritime archaeologist in Malta and participated on underwater and terrestrial excavations in Malta, Algeria and France before joining the NERC National Facility for Scientific Diving in 2008. During her diving career, Elaine has supported scientific research in temperate, warm water and polar environments and has conducted research into dive computers. She also works as the Assistant Editor of the Society for Underwater Technology’s journal Underwater Technology, and is a Research Assistant at the University of York where she works conducts research on maritime heritage and maritime societies.
Chris Betts BDO
Chris is the Chamber Manager at Tritonia Scientific. He joined in September 2018 after completing 32 years in the Royal Navy, with a demonstrated history as a proficient hands-on Diver, Supervisor, Manager and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer. Chris worked on the most sophisticated diving systems that the RN has to offer and he still works part-time with the RN Reserves employed as a Diving Supervisor on the NATO Submarine Rescue System. In his personal life, he likes to keep fit and healthy and still finds the time to teach an old friend to SCUBA dive. Chris has a passion for old VW cars and classic bikes that hopefully don’t leak oil on the garage floor.