Mark White holds a Ph.D in Marine Science from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has worked in a variety marine based commercial operations in a variety of technical and managerial roles. In 1999 he was appointed to the role of Technology Programme Manager in marine R&D at the Irish Marine Institute a state funded agency. In this role he was a member of the senior management team, developing a new and successful state agency.
He co-founded Nowcasting International Ltd. in 1999 and has been with the company as Managing Director since. Nowcasting International is a leading marine weather and oceanographic forecasting company which developed and brought new technology and operational planning tools to marine forecasting, particularly for the Offshore Oil and Gas sector. In May 2011, Nowcasting was acquired by MeteoGroup, Europe’s largest private sector weather company, and Dr. White now headed up MeteoGroup Offshore the integrated services of Nowcasting Weather and the offshore arm of MeteoGroup.
In 2012, Mark was appointed to the position of Regional Director for Meteogroup responsible for MeteoGroup UK (General terrestrial forecasting with a special emphasis on Roads, Energy and Media), MeteoGroup Offshore, and MeteoGroup US (General terrestrial forecasting with a special emphasis on Energy).