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Eugen Babau

Executive Director
Philip Stephenson Foundation

Eugen Babau leads the projects of the Philip Stephenson Foundation dedicated to understanding, protecting and enjoying the oceans. Eugen’s affinity for the Caribbean islands for the past 18 years led him to applying his extensive marketing and communications skills to promoting sustainability and conservation in hospitality operations, as well as the creation of marine protected areas in the region.

Eugen’s experience spans more than two decades and six countries, with particular expertise in media relations, government and community relations, public affairs and crisis management. Driven by a sense of mission, he loves immersing himself in new, fluid situations presenting a challenge and the possibility to act as an agent of change. His current interests are in marine conservation, energy and renewable resources, climate and environment, infrastructure and sustainable development including the hospitality industry, social marketing and more.
He also enjoys writing, reading historical novels, traveingl to remote places, discoveries, spicy healthy food, yoga, skiing, swimming and SCUBA diving.

Eugen Babau earned his B.A. in journalism and public relations from California State University, Chico and is a dual citizen of Romania (EU) and the United States, with strong West Indian family influences.

"I am very excited to be on board NAUTILUS and observe the exploration of Kick'em Jenny, an active underwater volcano at the south of the Grenadines archipelago. Also very grateful to my hosts for the opportunity to expose students and teachers from surrounding islands to the phenomenal world of marine exploration during an open house while the ship ends its season on the private island of Petit St. Vincent."


Eugen participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: