Jim Newman's career has involved the development of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) for various scientific uses. He has been involved in building all of IFE's underwater vehicles. Jim has participated in IFE expeditions to the Black Sea, Mediterranean, Hawaii, Lake Huron, and the Solomon Islands, as well as the 2004 Titanic and Mountains in the Sea expeditions. Jim also spends as much time as he can messing about with small boats. Jim has a USCG Master's license, BS and MS degrees in Ocean Engineering from MIT, and owns Woods Hole Marine Systems, Inc.