Part-Time Members

Capt. James R. Parsons

Mr. Parsons is a director, coordinator and lecturer at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, and he has held these positions since 1997. He has been responsible for the development and delivery of oil tanker, floating production storage and offloading, mobile offshore drilling unit, and marine regulatory awareness training programs for clients working with the Hibernia and Terra Nova projects. Previously, Mr. Parsons was a marine consultant at Bateman Chapman (Canada) Ltd. and he owned OTI Canada Group, a company involved in marine surveying, cargo inspections and safety and pollution control. Currently he owns a marine consultancy called Global Marine Solutions. He is a Master Mariner with significant experience in Canadian Arctic waters and, among his many degrees, he has a PhD in marine transportation and economics from the University of Plymouth in England, and a bachelor of maritime studies from Memorial University.