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ADOSI Board of Directors

 

The ADOSI board of directors includes Alaskans with many decades of offshore and undersea experience, submarine and ROV technical and piloting skills, educational and administrative expertise. School teachers, Alaska Native leaders and state/federal agency personnel serve as advisors on development and execution of specific projects.

For more information contact Michelle Ridgway at info@alaskadeepocean.com.

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MARK BLAKESLEE, PE

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Mark Blakeslee is a civil engineer, aircraft and marine vessel pilot working in the deep sea technology field nationally. Mark is an expert ROV technician, pilot and project manager. A resident of Kodiak working for Aqualife Engineering, Mark has invented, designed and engineered customized deep water camera and sensor systems for NOAA, ADF&G and private sector research, salvage and surveillance in Alaska and elsewhere. Through collaborations with the fishing industry and researchers, Mark has crafted tools that work in the uniquely challenging cold water environment, and developed a vessel based operational protocol for achieving undersea missions. Blakeslee lends his expertise and passion for undersea tooling and deployment to school groups and student science camp teams on numerous occasions. He provides the electrical and engineering concepts to students in a hands-on environment that builds high level skillsets for young researchers and industrial workers. http://www.alaskaresearchvessel.com/index.html

KATE WYNNE

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Kate Wynne is Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program’s Marine Mammal Specialist and Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For three decades Kate has been involved in the documentation and mitigation of marine mammal interactions with humans throughout the U.S.and abroad. Since 1988 she has been involved in monitoring marine mammal stocks and documenting their interactions with humans throughout Alaska. She has actively collaborated with a variety of state, federal, and academic researchers to monitor population trends, mortality, and diets of pinnipeds and cetaceans that most directly interact with commercial fisheries. Because she also sees outreach and education as key to mitigating marine mammal-human conflicts, Kate wrote Guide to Marine Mammals of Alaska , Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and Guide to Marine Mammals and Turtles of the U.S. PAcific.  She has used these guides to help U.S. and international fishery agencies train observers in the U.S., Central America, and West Africa. seagrant.uaf.edu/map/staff/wynne.html

KARIN HOLSER

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Karin Holser is an expert marine field research logistician and has worked as an environmental educator for over 30 years. She has been involved in developing two other non-profits - one that teaches builders how to build energy efficient buildings and the other to promote new innovative technology to help communities deal with solid waste and other environmental issues. She has been living and working on the Pribilof Islands for the past 20 years and has conducted her own northern fur seal research, contributed to dozens of agency, tribal and academic field research projects, works with marine debris cleanup programs, and co-leads annual marine science and stewardship camps for Bering Sea Indigenous youth.

http://www.stgeorgeislandinstitute.com/

EARLE TRUMBLE

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Earle Trumble is a financial administrator with over 40 years experience leading business affairs for Alaskan schools, municipalities and institutions. Originally from Minnesota, Earle has provided long term planning and economic stability for rural Alaskan entities through conservative management, funding source diversification and innovative cost sharing strategies. In his thirteen years as Business Manager of the Pribilof School District, Earle oversaw fiscal growth for the district as regional economies declined. As the lead partner in the Bering Sea Days ocean program and Pribilof Stewardship/Marine Science Camp series the School District provided a means for agencies, tribal governments, fishing corporations and researchers to pool resources and conduct high caliber Bering Sea science educational experiences for local Island students.  
http://www.edline.net/pages/Pribilof_Island_SD


“Earle is noted for being conservative.  So much so that he is known to be the Grumpy Old Man of financial activity.” – Jamie Stacks, Pribilof School District Superintendent (1999-2013)

MICHELLE RIDGWAY

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Michelle Ridgway is an Alaskan independent marine ecologist with Oceanus Alaska, working on deep sea foodwebs, benthic habitat sustainability strategies and ocean policy for state, federal and international waters. A research diver, ROV pilot and submarine pilot, Michelle has worked in the US Arctic, Chukchi Sea, Bering Sea, Aleutian Archipelago and Gulf of Alaska since 1988. Her research interests include biogeography and fine scale carbon transfer in Alaskan undersea canyons, characterizing contribution of chemosynthetic pathways to upper trophic productivity and refinement of multibeam methodologies for identifying king crab benthic habitat features. Ridgway has developed extensive curricula and instructional strategies for conducting intensive place-based, STEM-focused marine biology programs for Alaskan coastal students. She has directed 11 marine science camps (see educational tab) in Bering Sea, Aleutian and Gulf of Alaskan remote communities, and continues to mentor dozens of students as they advance into high school science and technology programs, university science endeavors and marine research jobs.
https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=159499872&trk=hp-identity-name