The Team

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Dirk Brussow

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Science/Data
Marine Engineer
Ocean Networks Canada

Tell us about your work/ research. What kinds of things do you do? 

I work in the operations division at Ocean Networks Canada which includes deployment, recovery, and maintenance of new and existing marine research systems.

What sparked your initial interest in your career?

Growing up on a farm along the east coast of Africa I fell in love with nature and wildlife. Working for ONC is the perfect opportunity to incorporate my engineering knowledge with this passion. I wanted to combine engineering with saving our oceans.

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

My parents. Thanks!

What element of your work/ study do you think is the most fascinating? 

The opportunity to see places I would never otherwise see.

How did you get involved with the Nautilus Exploration Program?  

I work with Ocean Networks Canada- an OET partner.

What other jobs led you to your current career? 

For a while, I did plankton research.

What are your hobbies?

Fishing, hunting, rugby, and modifying vehicles.