Mr Simon Allen

Technologist / Metrologist

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Biography

Simon has an eclectic and varied background. From chasing pirates in the South China Sea in the British Navy, discovering the wreck of the SS Lusitania with Bob Ballard, to operating remotely controlled submarines in the Oil and Gas Business. This was followed by Managing CSIRO's Ocean and Atmosphere equipment and technical staff, which was in turn was followed by leading research in Coastal Systems.

Simon joined the Integrated Reform Program to represent the Research Business in the corporate restructure.

After a period in private industry where Simon focussed on measurement and prediction systems for agriculture and precision mapping Simon has returned to CSIRO to work in Climate Smart Agriculture

Other Interests

Paragliding, mountain sports, water sports. Archery. Orienteering. 

Academic Qualifications

  • 2007

    Chartered Marine Technologist

  • 2007

    Fellow - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology

  • 2005

    Foundation Member - Spatial Sciences Institute - H1 Hydrographic Surveyor

  • 1988

    B.Sc.(hons.) Nautical Studies

Professional Experiences

  • 2018-Present

    Technologist / Metrologist
    CSIRO Agriculture and Food

  • 2014-2018

    Director / Principal
    Spatial Analytics

  • 2014-2016

    Metrologist / Analyst
    The Yield Technology Solutions

  • 2012-2014

    Research Leader - Additional Observations for E-reefs
    CSIRO

  • 2013-2014

    Research Leader - Coastal Waters Mapping
    CSIRO

  • 2011-2013

    Research Stream Leader, Coastal Systems
    CSIRO

  • 2009-2011

    Research Stream Leader, Coastal Assessment & Prediction
    CSIRO

  • 2007-2011

    Technical Director, Integrated Marine Observing System, Australia.
    Australian Integrated Marine Observing System

  • 2007-2009

    Leader, Australian National Mooring Network
    Australian Integrated Marine Observing System

  • 2005-2009

    Scientific Equipment & Technology Manager
    CSIRO

  • 2004-2005

    Marine Technology & Equipment Manager
    CSIRO

  • 2003-2004

    Survey Systems Development Manager
    Stolt Offshore

  • 2002-2003

    Technical Co-ordinator, Survey Services
    Stolt Offshore

  • 1997-2002

    BP Project Surveyor
    Stolt Offshore, Aberdeen

  • 1997-1997

    Senior Surveyor
    Stolt Comex Seaway, Aberdeen

  • 1996-1996

    Party Chief
    Fugro-UDI, Aberdeen

  • 1995-1995

    Party Chief
    Stolt Comex Seaway, Aberdeen

  • 1990-1994

    Freelance Hydrographer, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, Director
    Hydrographic & Outdoor Projects

  • 1988-1990

    Hydrographic Surveyor / Party Chief
    Racal Survey Overseas

  • 1983-1985

    Seaman Officer
    British Royal Navy

Publications

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