Sea Discovery


ISE Appoints Vice President


International Submarine Engineering Ltd appointed James A.R. McFarlane as Vice President, ISE Ltd. McFarlane commenced his subsea vehicle development and piloting career in 1979 when he started with International Submarine Engineering Ltd. From there he became an ROV pilot and technician in the offshore oil and gas industry, military mine counter measures and search and recovery operations. In 1987, he took his experience to Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) becoming the Chief ROV Pilot for MBARI’s VENTANA ROV. In 1997 he became Director, Technical Support with MBARI.
In 2003, Mr. McFarlane formed McFarlane Marine Services, LLC a consulting company to support subsea technical system development and marine operations for a diverse client list. In 2007 he became Vice President, Sound Ocean Systems Inc., and was involved with, inter alia, design, manufacturing, business development and daily corporate operations.
In 2009 Mr. McFarlane became Head of the Office of Resources and Environmental Monitoring for the International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica.
Mr. McFarlane is a member of the Marine Technology Society and a Fellow National of the Explorer’s Club. He is an experienced speaker and has been involved in the creation of many documentaries and educational videos on marine technology and its use in oceanographic research.
Mr. McFarlane brings his corporate development, extensive technical and subsea systems experience back to ISE and looks forward to reconnecting with all ISE staff and customers.


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