The Team

Ship Location

Apia, Samoa

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 Josh Chernov
ROV Operations Manager
Photo of Jeff Dennerline
Video Engineer
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of KG Fairbarn
ASV Scientist/Engineer
Photo of Summer Farrell
Argus Pilot
Photo of Allison Fundis
Expedition Leader
Photo of Lindsay Gee
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Erin Heffron
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Kristopher Krasnosky
Navigator, High Resolution Mapper
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Megan Lubetkin
Science / Data Team
Photo of Andy McLeod
ASV Scientist/Engineer
Photo of Ed McNichol
Video Engineer
Photo of Jessica Sandoval
Argus Pilot
Photo of Miles Saunders
Photo of Val Schmidt
ASV Scientist/Engineer
Photo of Trevor Shepherd
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Robert Waters
Hercules Pilot
Photo of Samantha  Wishnak

Ship's Crew

Photo of Sergii Beznytskyi
Able Seaman
Photo of George Bucur
2nd Officer
Photo of Fedir Chepoy
Photo of Anatoliy Choma
Chief Cook
Photo of Pavel Chubar
Photo of Iurii  Degtiarenko
2nd Engineer
Photo of Martyna Graban
Chief Officer
Photo of Sergiy  Mazur
Electro-Technical Officer
Photo of Serhii Semenov
Chief Engineer
Photo of Igor Sergiienko
Photo of Paul Stapleton
Electro-Technical Officer
Photo of Sergii Tsyganenko
Able Seaman
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer
Photo of Oleksandr Zhmurchenko
3rd Engineer