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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 Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: