Daniel Powers


  • Worked in science support since 2008 and has operated boats professionally since 2003.
  • Worked for the following institutions, among others: University of Hawai'i, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), United States Antarctic Program (USAP), Stanford University, San Francisco Maritime NHP.
  • Deployed the following equipment and systems: Jumbo Piston Corer, Boxcorer, Smith-MacIntyre, Ponar and VanVeen Grabs, Kasten Corer, Gravity Corers, Seismic Air Guns, G/I Guns, Chirp Echosounders, Boomer, Sparker, and S-Boom Sound Sources, Hydrophone streamers, CTD and Water Sampling Rosettes with Niskin Bottles, Mooring arrays - deploy, recover, and design, Ice coring and hand- and gas-driven coring systems, including Kovacs corers, Rock and Coral Dredges, Benthic Trawls, Otter and Blake Trawls, Mid-water nets, Plankton nets, Bongo nets, IKMT nets, Tucker trawls and MOCNESS Systems.

  • Licenses & Certifications:
    • USCG Merchant Mariner's License - Master of Vessels not greater than 200 tons, on near coastal waters. Sail endorsement.
    • Merchant Mariner’s Document - AB-Unlimited, Lifeboatman, Sail Endorsed
    • Wilderness First Responder
    • DOI Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC)
    • DOI Motorboat Operator Instructor Certification Course (MOICC)