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Dr. John C. Wiltshire graduated in 1976 with a B.Sc. in geology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He worked as an exploration geologist in the oil and mining industries for Noranda Mines, Chevron and Petro-Canada. Dr. Wiltshire earned a Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Hawaii in 1983. He then became Ocean Resources Manager for the State of Hawaii in the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. In this position, Dr. Wiltshire interfaced with the growing marine business and energy sector in Hawaii representing many of Hawaii’s small marine companies in trade initiatives to China and Japan. In 1986, he joined the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), he is now Director of HURL. He is also Associate Chairman of the University of Hawaii’s Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Marine Georesources and Geotechnology. He teaches four courses at the University of Hawaii in the areas of energy and mineral resources. He is a fellow of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and was General Chairman of the 1500-person MTS ‘Oceans’ conference in 2011. Wiltshire has authored over 90 papers on ocean resources, marine technology, energy and sustainable development.