Zurab Savaneli has been employed in the Poti Free Industrial Zone since its establishment in 2008 and is currently the Chief Engineer of FIZ. From 2004 to 2008, he was a Project Manager at GIS and RS Consulting Center “GeoGraphic”. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Deputy Head of the Department of Science of LEPL – Scientific-Industrial Center for Research and Governance of Coastal Formation Processes “GeorgianCoastalProtection”. Educated at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Geography and Geology, majoring in Engineer-Oceanology. At the same university, from 2001 to 2002, he taught a lecture course in oceanography. He is currently the Deputy Head of the Department and a researcher of TSU Center for Oceanographic Data Exchange of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Commission of TSU Institute of Oceanography and Hydrology, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences. He has taken training and scientific courses in oceanography at European and US institutes and universities, has participated in international scientific projects and oceanographic expeditions and has scientific publications.