Phil Payne
Phil Payne

After 25 years’ service in the Royal Navy (RN), predominantly as a hydrographic survey manager, Phil Payne has spent the last 3 years in various roles at the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO). Currently the survey delivery manager, he both conducts and sub-contracts hydrographic surveys for a number of UK Government funded Programmes, including work in some UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth small island developing countries.


Hydrographic Surveying in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Phil Payne gives a personal account of his experience in the Caribbean at the time of Hurricane Irma. He reminisces on the usefulness of basic techniques when the latest systems are, for whatever reason, not available, especially after being in the eye of one of the most powerful hurricanes ever rec... (read more)