Meet The Team-Sam Strutton

Sam is a Senior Marine Consultant based in the Southampton office and has been with MarineSpace for 2 years. Read more about Sam, her areas of expertise, what lead her to her current role and what she enjoys about it, in the profile below.

Areas of expertise: 

My role at MarineSpace spans all marine sectors, providing management and technical input to a range of projects, with particular focus on physical processes, offshore hydrographic and geophysical survey, data interpretation and characterisation. I apply experience and expertise gained from previous roles with EMU, Fugro and Wessex Archaeology to support our clients and ensure that our projects are completed successfully.  

What do you enjoy about your job?

I enjoy working together with colleagues and clients to successfully deliver projects. The range of projects that I work on ensures there is never a dull moment, constantly challenging and broadening my knowledge within the marine sector. Where there are similarities between some of the projects, I enjoy being able to continue to develop and strengthen our team and delivery. 

What do you look forward to whilst at MarineSpace? 

What is not to look forward to! Individually, there are current and upcoming projects and opportunities to enable further development, with new and exciting challenges. The MarineSpace team is continuing to expand and thrive in the current testing times, testament to all within the company. I look forward to seeing how we can contribute to building a better future and a positive relationship with the environment, backed by the current planned investment by the government in renewables and continued interest in understanding climate change and mitigating impacts. 

What led you to a career in marine science? 

From a young age I always remember being drawn to the natural and, in particular, the marine environment. This developed into an interest in understanding the processes occurring across our planet and the influence the oceans have on our world, progressing further with studying science and geography at college and then oceanography at university. Being able to visualise and piece together underwater processes is a fascinating and continuous challenge. 

Hobbies outside of work: 

I enjoy being out in nature, walking, cycling, and immersed in more than one way with a passion for swimming and exploring any body of water possible – not necessarily temperature or distance limited! I also enjoy spending time in the garden, especially with family and friends, when able!