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. He is a recognized leader in unmanned systems development and has operated “telepresence” robots on the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic. After professional roles at MIT, supporting NOAA and in the private sector with startups and large corporations Mr. Manley founded Just Innovation Inc. in mid-2015. He supports a variety of clients with a focus on unmanned and undersea systems.
Mr. Manley is extensively involved in the marine technology and robotics domain through a variety of leadership roles. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Served as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the Marine Technology Society (MTS), is a Fellow of the Institute for Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMAREST) and was a founding member of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee. He is also dedicated to innovation, serving as an advisor to startup companies and a judge for the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. He holds one patent, and a second is pending, in unmanned systems oversight and security.