Adrian Round headshot photo

Adrian Round

Science/Data Team
Director, Observatory Operations
Ocean Networks Canada

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

I lead a diverse team of keen, motivated individuals who run the day to day operations of the ONC observatories.

What sparked your initial interest in your career?

I have spent most of my life at sea so coming to work on ocean observatories was a good fit when I left the Navy

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

A series of navy CO's who mentored me and encouraged me never to stop learning

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

Meeting the diverse engineering challenges posed by sub-sea scientific research

What other jobs led you to your current career?

26 years in the Royal Canadian Navy including sea and shore command appointments

What are your degrees and certifications?

BEng Electrical Engineering, MSc Guided Weapons Systems

What are your hobbies?

Kayaking, RC aircraft, machining

What advice would you give someone who wants to have a career like yours?

Join the Navy!

"I am looking forward to applying the unique capabilities of the Nautilus and her systems towards the maintenance of the Ocean Networks Canada cabled observatories"


Adrian participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: