The Team

Ship Location

Saanich Inlet, Canada

Mike Filimon

Photo of Mike Filimon
Hercules Pilot
Systems Engineer
Lockheed Martin

Mike is excited to return to the Nautilus for his sixth field season as an ROV pilot, and third as a Hercules pilot. Since graduating with a Masters Degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2013, Mike has been employed by Lockheed Martin as an Engineer in their Undersea Systems Division. He is involved in the Marlin Autonomous Underwater Vehicle program, as well as several other ship and submarine programs.

Before his M.S in 2013, Mike received his B. S. in Ocean Engineering in 2011 with a minor in Underwater Archaeology from URI. He participated in the URI Underwater Archaeology Field School in Bermuda. Mike is a very experienced sailor and scuba diver, with numerous certifications from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, including Divemaster and AAUS Scientific Diver.


"I am excited to return to the Gulf of Mexico after piloting for the ECOGIG Project in 2013. I think it is vital to monitor and protect the health of our oceans and am proud to be a member of the team performing this important work."