Chris comes to MBARI from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he was a Development Engineer. There, he performed testing, calibration, and repair of Spray gliders in the laboratory, as well as participated in glider deployments and recoveries. He possesses a Masters Degree in Applied Ocean Science from U.C. San Diego and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.
Research programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) encompass the entire ocean, from the surface waters to the deep seafloor, and from the coastal zone to the open sea. The need to understand the ocean in all its complexity and variability drives MBARI's research and development efforts.