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 Jeff Anderson
AUV Engineer
Photo of Steve Auscavitch
Science/Data, Data Manager
Photo of Richard Brodeur
Science/Data Team
Photo of Megan Chen
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Josh Chernov
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Elizabeth Clarke
Science/Data Team
Photo of Jack Clawson
Video Engineer
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of David Downing
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Linda Fergusson-Kolmes
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Mike Filimon
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Erica Fruh
Science/Data Team
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of William Glatt
Science/Data
Photo of Ethan Gold
Data Engineer
Photo of Valerie Grussing
Science/Data Team
Photo of Amber Hale
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Gabrielle Inglis
Argus Pilot
Photo of Nathaniel Krafve
Video Engineering Intern
Photo of Jacqueline Laverdure
Communications
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Ashley Marranzino
Science/Data Team
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Reuben Mills
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Victor Naklicki
ROV Intern
Photo of Melissa Poe
Science/Data Team
Photo of Dave Robertson
Video Engineer
Photo of Chris Roman
Science/Data Team
Photo of Allan Santos
Video Engineer
Photo of Miles Saunders
Navigator
Photo of Jamie Wagner
Science/Data Team
Photo of Curt Whitmire
Science/Data Team
Photo of Rebecca Wipfler
Ocean Science Intern
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 Martyna Graban
3rd Officer
Photo of Oleksiy Kokorin
Motorman
Photo of Oleksiy  Kryshchuk
Chief Officer
Photo of Iurii Malchenko
Chief Engineer
Photo of Sergiy  Mazur
Chief Electrician
Photo of Petro Moskalenko
2nd Engineer
Photo of Igor Sergiienko
Motorman
Photo of Fedir Uzun
Fitter
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer

Support Staff

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