Jim Newman's meandering career has centered on the development of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) for science users. He has been the lead engineer responsible for building all of the Institute for Exploration’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 2005 Lost City expeditions in the North Atlantic. He spends as much time as he can messing about with small boats. Jim has a US Coast Guard Master's license, BS and MS degrees in Ocean Engineering from MIT, and owns Woods Hole Marine Systems, Inc.