Karl is an engineering contractor working through his own company, SeaKnowledge. He specializes in the mechanical design and deployment of underwater vehicles and deep sea survey equipment. Karl spends about three months a year at sea as an ROV Pilot and Navigator on board the Okeanos Explorer and E/V Nautilus. The rest of his time is spent at home in Pemaquid, ME.
Karl graduated from MIT in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Ocean Engineering. In 2004 he completed a dual Masters degree at MIT in Ocean and Mechanical Engineering.