Douglas Hinds headshot

Douglas Hinds

Science/Data Team
Project Engineer EIT
Ocean Networks Canada

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

I design mechanical infrastructure for Ocean Networks Canada

What sparked your initial interest in your career?

Living on Vancouver Island always made the ocean a point of interest.

Who influenced you or encouraged you the most?

My dad worked in technology at the Institute of Ocean Sciences

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

Mechanical design in extreme environments

How did you get involved with the Ocean Exploration Trust?

Working on the Nautilus is a cool experience through being part of the Ocean Networks Canada expedition

What other jobs led you to your current career?

I had co-op work terms at Ocean Networks Canada and Rocket Lab before graduating and taking on a full time position at Ocean Networks Canada

What are your degrees and certifications?

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma, Carpentry Red Seal

What are your hobbies?

Outdoors, sports

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

Apply for whatever job you want as many times as it takes.


Douglas participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: