Justin Manley is an innovative technologist and executive with experience in startup, public corporation, academic, and public sectors. Mr. Manley has been working with marine technology and robotics since 1990 and is a recognized leader in unmanned systems development and operations. He has held professional roles at MIT, supporting NOAA and in the private sector with Liquid Robotics and Teledyne Marine Systems. Mr. Manley founded Just Innovation Inc. a consultancy focused on ocean technology and robotics in mid-2015. He supports a variety of clients ranging such as public agencies, global corporations, and startups.
Mr. Manley is extensively involved in the marine technology profession through a variety of leadership roles. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a life member and former Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the Marine Technology Society (MTS), a Fellow of the Institute for Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMAREST) and a founding member of Marine Education for Inspiration and Innovation (MATEII). He is also dedicated to innovation, serving as an advisor to startup companies and a judge for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health and ANA AVATAR XPRIZE. He holds two patents in unmanned systems oversight and security.