Roger Proctor holds a PhD in numerical modelling of marine systems. He is the Director of the eMarine Information Infrastructure facility of the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System, a position he has held since June 2008. He also acts as the Director of the Australian Ocean Data Network, since July 2010.
Prior to 2008 he had a career as an environmental research scientist and worked in the UK for the Natural Environment Research Council. As Senior Coastal Oceanographer at Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (now National Oceanography Centre) in Liverpool, UK, his most recent positions included leader of the research programme ‘Modelling and Observation systems for coastal seas’, and leader of the NERC Oceans 2025 Themes on ‘Science for Sustainable Marine Resources’ and ‘Integration of sustained Observations in the Marine Environment’. He has authored more than 70 peer reviewed publications.