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Angela Bentley – Teacher at Sea

Angela Bentley – Teacher at Sea (46) Role: To provide outreach on the expedition by – Writing blogs, Facebook and Twitter posts. Create resources that can be used by schools Inform schools and the general public about the science taking place on board. To inform schools and the general public what life is like on… Continue reading Angela Bentley – Teacher at Sea

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Will Richardson – Seagoing Engineering Technician

Above: Will with a line caught Mahi Mahi  – a common fish in these waters.  (Fishing is a popular leisure activity on board.) Will Richardson -29, Seagoing Engineering Technician Maintain and operate portable scientific equipment whilst at sea Preventative and regular maintenance of equipment whilst on land, ensuring equipment is seaworthy. Will has had a great… Continue reading Will Richardson – Seagoing Engineering Technician

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Stephen Day – Seaman Grade 1a

Stephen Day -Seaman Grade 1a Stephen has responsibility for general maintenance, winch driving, deploying and recovering scientific equipment. He describes himself as a ‘Jack of all trades’. Stephen has worked for NERC for 18 years and been at sea since the 1970s. Qualifications Seaman Grade 1a – Merchant Navy, Stephen can work on any registered… Continue reading Stephen Day – Seaman Grade 1a

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Andy Clegg – Instrumentation Engineer

Andy Clegg – Instrumentation Engineer (age 26) Andy has worked for Southampton University for the last three and a half years. His role incudes: All Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) operations Building data loggers Creating circuit boards – electronics Software Engineering Developing the next generation of data loggers   Qualifications BSc – Applied Computer Science (with… Continue reading Andy Clegg – Instrumentation Engineer

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James Perrett – Autosub Systems Engineer

James Perrett – Autosub Systems Engineer James has worked for NOC – starting off with NOC’s predecessor IOS –  since 1980. James designs the electronics, writes the software and operates Autosub. He writes the missions (the route) that Autosub will take underwater. Autosub is designed to avoid crashing into high peaks. James has been instrumental in… Continue reading James Perrett – Autosub Systems Engineer

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Tim Reston -Principal Scientist, Birmingham University

    Tim Reston – Principal Scientist, Birmingham University Role on Ship: Principal Scientist Tim has spent some of his academic career in Germany and informs me that his title would be: Fahrtleiter on a German ship – Trip Leader…. His role is to coordinate the science and the scientists. Birmingham University – Tim’s Postdoc… Continue reading Tim Reston -Principal Scientist, Birmingham University

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Geraud Vilaseca – Bathymetry Processing

Geraud Vilaseca (age 24) – Bathymetry Processing Geraud processes the Autosub bathymetry data – he is currently working for the Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris. Qualifications: Licence in Geology Masters Degree in Geophysics Geraud is just starting out as PhD student at Paris Diderot University. Advice: Don’t think too much about the future. Take each… Continue reading Geraud Vilaseca – Bathymetry Processing