Harrison Zimmer works as one of the navigators and video engineers onboard the E/V Nautilus.
As an ocean engineer and anthropologist, Harrison spent nine weeks last summer in Hawai’i with NOAA’s National Maritime Heritage Program and the Hawai’I Undersea ResearchLab (HURL) as a NOAA Ernest F. Holling’s Scholar. Working with two manned submersibles - Pisces IV and Pisces V - Harrison looks to build upon current and new technologies that support ocean exploration. Following in the footsteps of his mentors, Harrison is not afraid to step out of the laboratory and into the field, excited to contribute to the field of ocean science.
Harrison graduated in May from the URI Ocean Engineering Program with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering and a Minor in Anthropology. He will return to URI this fall to pursue a Masters Degree, specializing in hydrodynamics.