The Team

Ship Location

NE Pacific Ocean

Meet the Team

It takes a lot of people to explore the ocean — at any particular moment E/V Nautilus can host up to 31 members of the science team and 17 ship’s crew, all contributing in various ways to the scientific efforts of the Corps of Exploration. No one is expendable — without pilots, cooks, navigators, mates, data loggers, engineers, and many more, the ship couldn’t function. You don't have to have a Ph.D. to sail on Nautilus — just a passion for science and discovery.

Photo of Daniel Baldwin
Seafloor Mapping Intern
Photo of Emily Ballard
Video Engineer
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Lindsay Gee
Science/Data Team
Photo of Amber Giacone
Video Engineer
Photo of Renato Kane
Navigator
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Kyle Neumann
Video Engineer
Photo of Brian Norris
Seafloor Mapping Intern, Navigation Intern
Photo of Onyeweenu Ogene
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Jessica Sandoval
Argus Pilot
Photo of Miles Saunders
Navigator
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Laura Wickesberg
Data Engineer
Photo of Samantha  Wishnak
Communications

Ship's Crew

Photo of Fedir Balika
Able Seaman
Photo of Fedir Chepoy
Able Seaman
Photo of Oleg Chernichenko
1st Officer
Photo of Anatoliy Choma
Chief Cook
Photo of Pavel Chubar
Captain
Photo of Iurii  Degtiarenko
3rd Engineer
Photo of Martyna Graban
3rd Officer
Photo of Oleksiy Kokorin
Motorman
Photo of Oleksiy  Kryshchuk
Chief Officer
Photo of Petro Moskalenko
2nd Engineer
Photo of Igor Sergiienko
Motorman
Photo of Fedir Uzun
Fitter
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer
Photo of Gabriel Whitston
ROV Pilot

Support Staff

Photo of Angela Murphy
Travel & Logistics Coordinator
Photo of Sandra Witten
Partner and Sponsor Liaison