COOPER VAN VRANKEN (US)
Is the founder of both ODN and BDC drawing inspiration from a diverse educational and experiential background including: fisheries science, oceanography, mechanical engineering design, mathematics, and commercial fishing. Cooper is an active participant in the global ocean observing community helping to facilitate science-industry collaborations and citizen science data collection.
JACK CARROLL (US)
OPERATIONS AND TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
With an educational background in biology Jack spent several years working in the commercial fishing industry in southeast Alaska. He holds a National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) marine electronics installer certification. He brings the knowledge and technical experience to handle vessel system installation and troubleshooting in the field.
CARLES CASTRO MUNIAIN (ESP)
CO-FOUNDER AND DATA MANAGER
Equipped with a dual masters degree in industrial and electrical engineering specializing in automation and robotics, Carles handles the systems automation and data management processes that keep ODN’s data flowing seamlessly to ocean modelers and other end users. Based in Valencia, Spain he also directs European operations and business development.