John Wasserman is a 20 year US Navy Veteran specializing in Meteorology and Oceanography. His most recent accomplishments include a complete hydrographic survey of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Geodetic survey of Pyongtaek, South Korea. John is one of the newest members of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration (OE), and this is his first cruise with NOAA. He works for OE at the National Coastal Data Development Center in Bay St Louis, MS as a Metadata Specialist. His role on this cruise is Data Manger. He is responsible for properly documenting all data and media collected throughout the cruise.