Peter is a Marine Ecologist, an Environmental Scientist and an Oceanographer with an interest in environmental characterisation through sampling and monitoring. Interested in the interrelationship between biological systems and the physical environment Peter has worked on a wide variety of interdisciplinary projects in the 30 years he has been working in these fields. Previous projects he has been involved in span model assessment, policy analysis, Arctic and Antarctic environmental characterisation, field team management, client liaison, scientific instrument design and issues surrounding robotic autonomy. Peter’s research interests are the development of methods of traceability providing assurance through the food supply chain. Recent work includes Bayesian belief networks for assessing Ecosystem Services, designing instrumentation to quantifying microplastic in the ocean interior, and mapping hydrothermal vent plumes with sound.