Ben Pitcairn – Instrumentation Engineer – Durham University


Ben Pitcairn (age 27)

Instrumentation Engineer – Durham University

Ben designs and builds Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) equipment. As well as testing all the equipment, Ben purchases new orders, organises shipping, exports and customs for all the parts of the OBS. Ben develops OBS for future expeditions. Ben enjoys his job as he finds electronics interesting.


AS Levels – Further Maths, Drama.

A Levels – Maths, Biology, Chemistry, General Studies.

BSc Maths – St Andrew’s University

MSc – Physical Oceanography – Bangor University


Don’t always listen to other people’s advice. Do what you believe is right for you.


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