John Breslin is the General Manager of Smart Bay Ireland Ltd. He is responsible for the management of the National Research, Test and Demonstration Platform for Marine Sensors and Equipment and ICT Solutions. John graduated with a M.Sc (Research) from UCD, a B.Sc. in Marine and Fisheries Biology from the University of Aberdeen and has other qualifications in Applied Chemistry, Laboratory Practices and Aquaculture.
Previously John has held Management and Director Positions and has over 15 years’ experience in marine survey, vessel operations & commercial management. John worked as the Commercial Manager for Europe at P&O Maritime and was responsible for developing and implementing the European regions growth strategy within the Offshore Wind and Government Shipping Sectors. While employed at the Marine Institute John was responsible for the Management of Irelands Research Vessels and Deepwater ROV. John was a Co-owner and Director at Seabed Surveys International a specialist hydroacoustic survey company. John will be responsible for managing the deployment of prototype devices at the Galway Bay test site.