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Ocean Exchange Team

Stephanie Ingle

Market Stretegist at FUGRO

Stephanie Ingle, PhD has over 25 years of experience in earth and ocean scientific exploration and sustained ocean observation

Stephanie Ingle, PhD has over 25 years of experience in earth and ocean scientific exploration and sustained ocean observation – including as an academic researcher, as a science program manager for an innovative start-up, and as a leader of market strategy in the corporate world. Stephanie’s academic journey began with a passion for understanding earth’s systems, leading to a PhD in geochemistry with a focus on major extinction events that coincided with massive volcanic eruptions. Seeking broader impact, she transitioned to science program management at a startup focused on real-time ocean environmental monitoring and tsunami warning systems. There she contributed to bridging the knowledge and communication gaps between academic research and the engineered solutions. Currently with Fugro, a global geo-data advice, acquisition, and analytics services company, she focuses on developing and implementing a market strategy in the broad field of coastal resilience. As part of this role, she leads a diverse team of multi-disciplinary consultants and innovation experts focused on solving the problems inherent to living in dynamic coastal areas, problems rapidly becoming more critical to mitigate. Stephanie is a strong advocate for facing the problems of our time from the broadest perspective possible: to this end, she is a strong advocate for diversity and for innovations that can improve diversity of participation in science and engineering, an active mentor, and a life-long, insatiable learner and pursuer of knowledge who is always on the lookout for the next opportunity to make a positive impact on the world. She has a B.S. in Geology from Indiana University, M.S. in Geology from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Geochemistry from Brussels Free University.

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Ocean Exchange invites you to learn more about Awards Program, our ecosystem and success of our award winners and participants. Together, we can chart a powerful course to help ensure the future of our oceans and the Blue Economy.

“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”