The Team

Ship Location

San Pedro, USA

Dirk Brussow

Photo of Dirk Brussow
Field Technician
Ocean Networks Canada

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

I specialize in mechanical infrastructure design for Ocean Networks Canada.

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.

What other jobs led you to your current career? 

For a while, I did plankton research.

What are your certifications and degrees?

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

What are your hobbies?

Fishing, hunting, rugby, and modifying vehicles. 


Dirk participated in the following expeditions aboard E/V Nautilus.