The Team

Ship Location

NE Pacific Ocean

Brennan Phillips

Hercules Pilot
Engineer / Graduate Student
University of Rhode Island

Brennan Phillips is a Ph.D student in Biological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, and is also an oceanographic engineer with extensive offshore experience working with both ROV's and AUV's.  Brennan has been working for Dr. Ballard since 2004 and has participated in many expeditions aboard E/V Nautilus.  His graduate research is aimed at studying deep sea zooplankton populations and hydrothermal vent systems.

Brennan Phillips earned his B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2004 and his M.S. in Oceanography from the University of Connecticut in 2006.


"I am proud to work aboard the E/V Nautilus because of the wonderful and talented team that I am privileged to work with, while we explore the ocean and share our experiences with the world."