Al Rumson is Innovation Lead for Sulmara Subsea, a fairly young subsea service provider who aim to be disruptive and innovative. His work involves sourcing and implementing new technical solutions to subsea survey and position challenges, with a focus on automation and unmanned solutions. He has worked in the subsea industry since 2006, based primarily in Norway since 2011, previously working for DOF Subsea and Swire Seabed. In recent years, Al has been involved in research and development of unmanned survey solutions, focusing specifically on the management and use of subsea datasets. He holds a PhD relating to coastal and ocean data analytics from Cranfield University.