The Team

Ship Location

Channel Islands, 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 Emily Ballard
Video Engineer
Photo of Everett Collins
ROV Engineering Intern
Photo of Bryce Corbett
Ocean Science Intern
Photo of Widad Dabbas
Science/Data Team
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Gregg Diffendale
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Claire Fackler
Science/Data Team
Photo of Jason Fahy
Photo of Amy Fleischer
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of Ethan Gold
Data Engineer
Photo of Julie Johnson
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Renato Kane
Photo of Megan Lubetkin
Science / Data Team
Photo of Sarah Matarese
Science Communication Fellow
Photo of Maggie McCann
Science/Data Team
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Mike Ott
Science/Data Team
Photo of CAPT Emil Petruncio
Navigator, Science/Data Team
Photo of Nicole Raineault
Expedition Leader
Photo of Jessica Sandoval
Argus Pilot
Photo of Sarah Seabrook
Science/Data Team
Photo of Will Sellers
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Wendy Snyder
Argus Pilot
Photo of Loren Springer
Science/Data Team
Photo of Paul Thompson
Video Engineer
Photo of Suna Tüzün
Science/Data Team
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of John  Waterston
Science/Data Team
Photo of Michael Wegner
Navigation Intern

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
Photo of Martyna Graban
3rd Officer
Photo of Oleksiy Kokorin
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
Photo of Fedir Uzun
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer

Support Staff

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