Oliver Peppe

Head of BGS Marine Operations
BGS Edinburgh


As Head of the BGS Marine Operations group since 2018 Oliver Peppe is responsible for the operation and development of BGS’ marine sampling and survey equipment.An electronics engineer by background, he has become a multi-disciplinary systems engineer and project manager during 20 years of experience in the development of innovative technology, largely for marine applications. He spent 9 years at Petroleum Geo-Services (originally MTEM Ltd.) working on the development of electromagnetic survey systems, culminating in his role as Department Manager for Electromagnetic Technology based in Oslo. Before this he was at the Scottish Association of Marine Science where he worked on the development of early marine autonomous systems including deep-sea landers and oceanographic and sea-ice drifting buoys. He has been involved in many offshore projects across the globe, both scientific and commercial, including research cruises to both the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans. He was a project manager at Edinburgh-based product design consultancy i4 Product Design from 2015 – 2018, where he also took on the role of Employee Director

Oliver Peppe’s Biography

  • 2018 – ongoing : Head of Marine Operations, British Geological Survey
  • 2015 –2018 : Project Manager, i4 Product Design
  • 2005 –2014 : Petroleum Geo-Services – Department Manager / Section Manager / Lead Engineer
  • 1997 –2005 : Marine Technologist – Scottish Association for Marine Science
  • 1995 : BEng (Hons), University of Bristol, Electronics & Communications Engineering



Professional associations

  • Member of Institute of Engineering & Technology

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