The Team

Ship Location

E Pacific Ocean

Meet the Team

It takes a lot of people to explore the ocean — at any particular moment E/V Nautilus can host up to 31 members of the science team and 17 ship’s crew, all contributing in various ways to the scientific efforts of the Corps of Exploration.

No one is expendable — without pilots, cooks, navigators, mates, data loggers, engineers, and many more, the ship couldn’t function. You don't have to have a Ph.D. to sail on Nautilus — just a passion for science and discovery.

Photo of Emily Ballard
Video Engineer
Photo of Wayne Bornio
Video Engineer
Photo of Emanuel (Manny) Byas
Seafloor Mapping Intern
Photo of Ben Craik
Data Engineer
Photo of Mark DeRoche
Deck Chief
Photo of Mike Durbin
Engineer
Photo of Marc Fortner
Seafloor Mapping Intern
Photo of Lindsay Gee
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Erin Heffron
Science/Data Team, Mapping
Photo of Michael Labriola
Data Engineer
Photo of Nigel Lascelles
Seafloor Mapping Intern
Photo of Justin Lowe
Data Engineer
Photo of Caitlyn Raines
Seafloor Mapper, Navigator
Photo of Jaya Roperez
Seafloor Mapper, Navigator

Ship's Crew

Photo of Sergii Beznytskyi
Able Seaman
Photo of George Bucur
2nd Officer
Photo of Fedir Chepoy
Bosun
Photo of Oleg Chernichenko
Chief Officer
Photo of Anatoliy Choma
Chief Cook
Photo of Pavel Chubar
Captain
Photo of Iurii  Degtiarenko
2nd Engineer
Photo of Sergiy  Mazur
Chief Electrician
Photo of Serhii Semenov
Chief Engineer
Photo of Igor Sergiienko
Motorman
Photo of Sergii Tsyganenko
Able Seaman
Photo of Vitalii Verbytskyi
2nd Officer
Photo of Oleksandr Zhmurchenko
3rd Engineer