Born in 1962, Peter Crawley is British and originally qualified as an engineer, subsequently undertaking an MBA in Project Management at Henley Management College. Mr Crawley worked within the UK nuclear research programme and before joining the European Commission in 1999 was the chief engineer and finance manager of a large nuclear chemistry facility.
Initially Mr Crawley was responsible for engineering and mathematics within the Marie Curie researcher mobility programme. Subsequently he took over responsibility for European waterborne transport research where for the past twelve years he has worked closely with the marine industry and research community concerning programming and the funding of European Maritime research.
Typically the European Union’s research programme has provided €40 million of support per year towards waterborne transport research. Mr Crawley was also: responsible for the Baltic Sea research and development programme BONUS, provided research input to “Leadership 2015- defining the future of the marine and maritime industries” and the contributed to the foundation of an integrated European Marine and Maritime Policy.