The Team

Ship Location

San Pedro, USA

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 Roland Arsenault
Science/Data Team
Photo of Dwight Coleman
Expedition Leader
Photo of Bryce Corbett
Science/Data Team
Photo of Christian Daniell
Science/Data Team
Photo of Jeff Dennerline
Video Engineer
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Petra Elfstrom
Science/Data Team
Photo of Taylor Ely
Ocean Science Intern
Photo of KG Fairbarn
Science/Data Team
Photo of Summer Farrell
Argus Pilot
Photo of Kelly Ferron
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Mugdha Flores
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Ethan Gold
Data Engineer
Photo of Erin Heffron
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Renato Kane
Navigator
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Ashley Marranzino
Science/Data Team
Photo of Stephen Matter
Video Engineering Intern
Photo of Larry Mayer
Lead Scientist
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Coral Moreno
Science/Data Team
Photo of Kylie Pasternak
ROV Engineering Intern
Photo of Emil Petruncio
Navigator
Photo of Jeffrey Ridgway
Science/Data Team
Photo of Miles Saunders
Navigator
Photo of Val Schmidt
ASV Engineer
Photo of Trevor Shepherd
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Liz Sutton
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Jonathan Zand
Hercules Pilot

Ship's Crew

Photo of Fedir Chepoy
Able Seaman
Photo of Anatoliy Choma
Chief Cook
Photo of Pavel Chubar
Captain
Photo of Iurii  Degtiarenko
2nd Engineer
Photo of Martyna Graban
1st Officer
Photo of Oleksiy Kokorin
Motorman
Photo of Serhii Semenov
Chief Engineer
Photo of Sarolta Sen Manyoki
Stewardess
Photo of Igor Sergiienko
Motorman
Photo of Paul Stapleton
Electro-Technical Officer
Photo of Sergii Tsyganenko
Able Seaman
Photo of Fedir Uzun
3rd Engineer
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer

Ocean Exploration Trust Staff

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
President
Post Production Supervisor
Manager of Education Partnerships and Programs
Controller
VP of Marine Operations & Programs
Science & Mapping Coordinator
Director of Software and Data Engineering
Travel and Logistics Coordinator
Assistant Director of Data & Software Engineering
Executive Administrator
Education Programs Coordinator
Travel & Logistics Manager
VP of Exploration and Science Operations
Video Editor
Facilities Manager & ROV Engineer
Communications Manager