Dana Swift, Senior Engineer. Dana has invaluable skills that he uses to oversee all software and hardware development and testing in the UW Float Laboratory.
Rick Rupan, Research Engineer and Laboratory Manager. Rick builds and tests floats and supervises day-to-day operations in the lab.
Greg Brusseau, Research Engineer. Greg builds, tests, and troubleshoots floats in the lab and also regularly travels to ports to carry out final checks prior to loading for deployment.
Andrew Meyer, Research Engineer. Andrew builds, tests, and troubleshoots floats in the lab and maintains technical drawings of the floats. He also travels to ports to carry out final checks prior to loading for deployment.
Robert Drucker, Research Scientist. Robert carries out scientific programming related to float data analysis and calibration.
Matthew Alkire, Research Scientist. Matthew is responsible for data management related to the UW Argo float data and carries out all of the delayed-mode data processing.
Ian Borchert, Undergraduate Helper. Ian is an undergraduate oceanography major at UW and has worked in the lab for the past 3 years. He has carried out numerous tasks in the lab and has completed a project that analyzed newly-found failure modes in some types of floats. Ian will graduate from UW this June and we wish him well.
Daelyn Bergsman, Undergraduate Helper. Daelyn is an undergraduate engineering major at UW who has worked in the lab for the past 2 years. He carries out numerous tasks in the lab and prepares float components for construction.
Corinne Lieb, Undergraduate Helper. Corinne is an undergraduate oceanography major at UW and is just beginning to work in the lab. She will provide help and support wherever it is necessary.