Liz Taylor has been involved with DOER Marine from its inception and became President and CEO in 1994. In addition to general administration, she handles new business development, public- private partnerships, and special projects. The company designs and builds subsea robotic and manned systems for a variety of applications ranging from deep ocean exploration to critical infrastructure inspection.
She was selected as a representative for a US Department of Interior trade mission to Guam, Saipan and the Marianas Islands. From 1993 to 1995 she served as President of the Perry Foundation’s Caribbean Marine Research Center, one of the only US undersea research centers to utilize manned submersibles and ROVs together on a year round basis. Previously, she held an executive position with a leading ROV manufacturing firm for more than eight years.
Through the work of DOER, Taylor has been involved in numerous projects relating to coastal restoration, water/waste water management, levees, and public access to the water. She is an advisor to the Wild Oyster Project – a program focused on restoring native oysters and to San Francisco Bay to improve water quality and shoreline integrity. She is actively involved with several groups working on ocean plastics and methods for upstream/coastal capture of plastics. She served on the Deep Water Horizon Study Group at Cal Berkeley and continues to collaborate on Gulf restoration efforts.
She has participated in more than 60 scientific and educational ocean exploration projects including work with the California Academy of Sciences, National Geographic Society, Ocean Conservancy, BBC, Discovery Channel and The Explorers Club. She is a member of the Marine Technology Society, The Association of Diving Contractors and The Explorers Club. Taylor is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She has authored a number of technical and natural history articles and white papers.