Mr Alex Whatley

Mr Alex Whatley

Knowledge Exchange Officer

Faculty of Science & Engineering


Alex is the Marine-i Knowledge Exchange Officer for the University of Plymouth and has a passion for working with businesses. He has a strong understanding of the marine sector developed from a wide range of experience in the industry, including marine renewable energy, small craft naval architecture, project and production management and the implementation of technology in composite manufacturing. This marine sector focus is underpinned by a lifetime of seagoing, including many years working as the commercial skipper of sailing vessels, power craft and small passenger ferries.

Alex comes to the Marine-i project from FaBTest, the Falmouth Bay Test Site where he was the Operations Manager, and in addition to his industry experience he has a background of teaching, departmental management, business engagement and knowledge transfer activity within Further and Higher Education.


BSc (Hons) Yacht Manufacturing and Surveying, Southampton Institute
Post Graduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, University of Plymouth
Level 7 CPD modules, Marine Technology Education Consortium

Commercially-endorsed UK Certificates of Competency as Master of sail and power vessels up to 200 gross tonnes, operating in unlimited worldwide service

Professional membership

Royal Institution of Naval Architects