BRYSON ROBERTSON originates from South Africa, but has called BC home for the past 13 years. Growing up with the Indian Ocean out his front door, Bryson spent his formative years surfing and exploring the Wild Coast of South Africa. Moving to Canada in 1996, Bryson traded his board shorts for a 5mm wetsuit and has since logged thousands of hours exploring, surfing and paddling the incredible coastline of BC.
Bryson current serves as the Senior Research Engineer with the West Coast Wave Initiative at UVic; where he investigates the wave energy resource off the West Coast of Canada to allow for the production and integration of sustainable wave power from Wave Energy Converters into the BC electrical grid. Bryson completed a PhD in Coastal and Environmental Engineering in conjunction with both Queens University and the University of Guelph. He is committed to helping develop technological and social innovations to our current environmental energy and marine debris complexities. He worked extensively on the first tidal power generating system on the west coast of North America, spent time as an engineer in the fuel cell industry, and advises numerous non-profit marine debris research and collection organizations.
Before OceanGybe, Bryson’s passion for nature and adventure led him (his bike, his climbing shoes, and his surfboard), all over the world, from Mozambique to Morocco, and El Salvador to New Zealand. When not in Victoria working, he spends his time outdoors. He is an active member of the Surfrider Foundation and can often be found helping pick up debris from beaches all over Vancouver Island.