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Deployment of ROV ZEUS
Multibeam Mapping
TOWYO sled recovery
The crew working in the online room

Deep-Ocean Exploration Pioneers

Team Bios

John Longley - Chief Operating Officer

John Longley was appointed Chief Operating Officer of OMEX in October 2014 and has also served as Senior Vice President and Director of Business Operations since he joined OMEX in 2005. With over 25 years of marketing and business strategy experience, he has been integral in growing the company’s business opportunities including its attractions, the monetization of valuable shipwreck finds and exploring new deep-ocean opportunities that utilize OMEX’s core competencies. Mr. Longley graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications with a specialty in Advertising from Florida State University in 1989.

Andrew Craig - Director of Marinie Operations

One of Odyssey's longest-serving offshore employees, Andrew Craig started with the company as a trainee side-scan tech in 2003 and has worked his way through every facet of offshore operations to now head up operations. As Marine Operation Director, he is responsible for the management and acquisition of OMEX’s high-tech deep-ocean tools as well as leading operations aboard OMEX’s vessels. Mr. Craig has extensive knowledge in mechanical engineering and the archaeological operations of recovery using ROVs. Mr. Craig has a Bachelor of Sciences, with honors, in Underwater Studies with Hydrography from Plymouth University. Mr. Craig has also earned a Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from Lackham College.

Mark Mussett – Manager of Minerals Research

Mark Mussett joined Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2005 as a marine science and research specialist. He has collaborated on many successful research initiatives for Odyssey on wrecks of interest, including the SS Gairsoppa and HMS Victory. Mr. Mussett continues to participate in shipwreck research while contributing to the assessment and study of prospective mineral occurrences. He holds a B.S. in marine science, geology concentration and a B.A. in communication from Eckerd College.

Robina Sharpe – Principal Geologist

Robina Sharpe has been contracting with Odyssey Marine Exploration since 2010 providing geological assistance on mineral exploration campaigns. She has been involved in seafloor exploration since 1995, participating on a number of research and industry-sponsored voyages. With over 20 years of experience in the exploration for and evaluation of precious and base metal deposits both on land and sea, Robina has completed exploration and mining resource projects in Australia, New Zealand, South America, West Africa, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Fiji and the Solomon Islands. Robina has a Ph.D. in geochemistry, volcanology and structure and completed post-doctoral studies in exploration targeting at the ARC Centre for Ore Deposit Research (CODES), University of Tasmania.

Roy Truman - Marine Operations Consultant

Roy Truman joined Odyssey in 2003 with nearly 40 years of experience in the offshore industry and served as Senior Vice President and Director of Marine Operations until his retirement in December 2015. He continues to consult for Odyssey on marine operations iniatives as necessary. Prior to joining Odyssey, Roy Truman was a project manager on many notable deep-ocean projects including investigation and recovery of the solid booster rocket debris and other critical components from the space shuttle Challenger as well as aircraft disaster search and wreckage recovery at depths of up to 17,000 feet. He has also worked for General Dynamics on specialized programs as well as heading the conversion of four vessels to submarine cable layers for the commercial telecommunications industry. Roy Truman has an ONC Diploma in Mining Electrical Engineering from Hebburn College, UK. He has also earned an Advanced Diploma in Marine Electrical Engineering from South Shields Marine & Technical College, UK.