The Team

Ship Location

Vallejo, 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 Michaela Barnes
Photo of Wayne Bornio
Video Engineer
Photo of Tim Burbank
Data Engineer
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Margaret Esrey
Seafloor Mapping Intern
Photo of Jessica Kaelblein
Video Engineering Intern
Photo of Renato Kane
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Nicole Raineault
Expedition Leader
Photo of Miles Saunders
Photo of Sage Tezak
Mapping Specialist
Photo of Alex Wang
Navigation Intern

Ship's Crew

Photo of Sergii Beznytskyi
Able Seaman
Photo of George Bucur
2nd Officer
Photo of Fedir Chepoy
Able Seaman
Photo of Oleg Chernichenko
Chief Officer
Photo of Anatoliy Choma
Chief Cook
Photo of Iurii  Degtiarenko
2nd Engineer
Photo of Neal Myles
Photo of Serhii Semenov
Chief Engineer
Photo of Igor Sergiienko
Photo of Paul Stapleton
Electro-Technical Officer
Photo of Fedir Uzun
3rd Engineer
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer