Dan Rogers - Tuesday, September 15th


Dan Rogers recently joined the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) as a Program Specialist for Ocean Exploration and Research in downtown Washington, DC. He has a diverse background in ocean engineering, media production, and education. Dan holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Additionally, he is currently working toward a Master of Business Administration and Environmental Policy from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has supported nearly 30 expeditions, most aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, as an ROV pilot and mechanical engineer with the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE).


Before going to sea, he worked for five years as a science educator and directed the development of a full-dome planetarium film about Polynesian star navigation and the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa, which is now shown daily at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Dan is passionate about increasing knowledge and supporting the responsible management of our most valuable ocean ecosystems.

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