Ocean Science and Seafloor Mapping Intern
Ocean Exploration Trust
Eastern Tropical Pacific and Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Juan joined the Ocean Exploration Trust as an Ocean Science and Seafloor Mapping intern onboard the E/V Nautilus. The group explored the deep sea in the Eastern Tropical Pacific and around the Galápagos Islands where Dr. Robert Ballard and his team first discovered the hydrothermal vents in 1979. Juan worked as a data logger for remotely operated vehicle (ROVs) and seafloor mapping work. Working with scientists, engineers and educators, he gained experience in making scientific observations, collecting and processing physical samples and digital data, and in science communication and leadership.