The Team

Ship Location

American Samoa

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 Mike Brennan
Science/Data Team
Photo of Dan Cormany
ROV Pilot
Photo of Allisa Dalpe
ROV Engineering Intern
Photo of Madison Dapcevich
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Summer Farrell
Argus Pilot
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of Michael Hannaford
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Christopher Jaques
Navigation Intern
Photo of Renato Kane
Navigator
Photo of Peyton Lee
Ocean Science Intern
Photo of Megan Lickliter-Mundon
Science/Data Team
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Deborah Marx
Science/Data Team
Photo of Stephen Matter
Video Engineer
Photo of Russ Matthews
Science/Data Team
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Miles Saunders
Navigator
Photo of Lonnie Schorer
Science/Data Team, Communications
Photo of Trevor Shepherd
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Wendy Snyder
Argus Pilot
Photo of Brian Soash
Lead Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Valeria Tamayo Cañadas
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Suna Tüzün
Science/Data Team
Photo of Rebecca Wipfler
Science/Data Team
Photo of Samantha  Wishnak
Communications

Ship's Crew

Photo of Sergii Beznytskyi
Able Seaman
Photo of George Bucur
2nd Officer
Photo of Fedir Chepoy
Bosun
Photo of Anatoliy Choma
Chief Cook
Photo of Pavel Chubar
Captain
Photo of Iurii  Degtiarenko
2nd Engineer
Photo of Martyna Graban
Chief Officer
Photo of Sergiy  Mazur
Electro-Technical Officer
Photo of Serhii Semenov
Chief Engineer
Photo of Igor Sergiienko
Motorman
Photo of Paul Stapleton
Electro-Technical Officer
Photo of Sergii Tsyganenko
Able Seaman
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer
Photo of Oleksandr Zhmurchenko
3rd Engineer