Manager (Contract), Video Operations Ocean Exploration Trust
Ed McNichol is a communications technology professional with 30+ years of global video expertise. He is an avid scuba diver and Divemaster based in Seattle. He combines both of these interests through his work supporting deep sea research and exploration using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).
He has served as an onboard Expedition Video Systems Specialist and Mission Photographer on more than a dozen international missions working with seven different vehicles. His specialties include designing, building and operating sophisticated shipboard video systems in a mobile form factor. These systems perform a multitude of mission critical functions, including recording and archiving of highdefinition video with embedded metadata, producing live satellite streaming with interactive webcasts and video production services.
He also has experience in best practices for digital asset management and protection, as well as event logging. He enjoys capturing dynamic still photos that feature shipboard mission operations while including rich metadata.