Ian Jordaan is currently Professor Emeritus and University Research Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University, Canada. He is also president of Ian Jordaan and Associates Inc. He held the NSERC-Mobil Industrial Research Chair in Ocean Engineering at the university from 1986 to 1996. Prior to joining the university in 1986, he was Vice-President, Research and Development at Det Norske Veritas (Canada) Ltd., and before this he was a full professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is extensively involved in consulting activities with industry and government, and has pioneered methods of risk analysis for engineering in harsh environments.