Dana Yoerger

Dana Yoerger

Sentry, Expedition Leader

Dr. Dana Yoerger is a Senior Scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution where he supervises the research and academic program of graduate students studying oceanographic engineering through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in the areas of control, robotics, and design. Dr. Yoerger has gone to sea on over 60 oceanographic expeditions, including the 1985 expedition that discovered the Titanic, pioneering cruises to the Mid-Ocean Ridge with remotely-operated and autonomous vehicles, and expeditions for archaeology and accident investigation. Dr. Yoerger has been a key contributor to the remotely-operated vehicle JASON; to the Autonomous Benthic Explorer (ABE); to the autonomous underwater vehicle, SENTRY; and the hybrid remotely operated vehicle, NEREUS which dove to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in 2009. On the Enlighten'10 expedition, his role is to plan Sentry dives and produce the resulting data products including bathymetric maps and photos.

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