catfishThird Mate Adam Seamans
Third Mate Adam Seamans didn’t let seasickness, storms, or a broken mast end a 15,000-nautical mile, solo sailing voyage around the Atlantic Ocean last year, during which he celebrated his 26th birthday. A few weeks before the Juan de Fuca Ridge expedition, he returned to work on research vessels at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Read the interview »


catfishSeaman Ed "Catfish" Popowitz
Ed “Catfish” Popowitz says that sailing eight months a year on the RV Atlantis is “like being a roadie in a rock band”—his vocation before joining the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1996. How do rock musicians and oceanographers measure up?  Catfish tells all »
woodExpedition Leader J. Patrick Hickey
Expedition leader Pat Hickey has been to the seafloor more than 540 times in his 16-year career as pilot of the research submersible Alvin. He is one of two pilots on this expedition, and he is training four other sub pilots.
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woodChief Steward Carl Wood
From pepperoni pizza to fresh fish with pineapple salsa, Chief Steward Carl Wood oversees the sustenance for scientists and crew on board RV Atlantis. But slicing, dicing, and sautéing is just part of his job. Occasionally he swaps an apron for a wet suit to help recover the submersible Alvin. Read the interview »
kelleyChief Scientist Deborah Kelley
As chief scientist, Deb Kelley is responsible for planning and overseeing this entire expedition, from securing the funding to coordinating the research needs of the 20 other scientists onboard. She even brought the espresso maker. Deb is an associate professor in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. Read the interview »