CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a leader in marine environmental consulting and provider of multidisciplinary services, has announced the addition of John Bright to their team as an Operations Supervisor.
Mr. Bright is a Maritime Archaeologist with over 10 years of experience in archaeological research and scientific field operations, over 12 years of experience as a scientific diver, and has an extensive background in both academic and government research programs. He will assist the CSA Ocean Sciences Operations team by supporting field projects worldwide.
Mr. Bright brings a diverse and interdisciplinary skill set to the team at CSA Ocean Sciences. He holds a Master of Arts in Maritime Studies and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from East Carolina University. He spent 5 years working for the US National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center, based in Lakewood, CO, before taking a contractor position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). There, he served as Research Coordinator and Unit Diving Supervisor at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, MI.
Throughout his career, Mr. Bright’s work has focused on field operations supporting an array of scientific research areas. He has in depth experience with marine remote sensing and seafloor mapping, applied GIS, and technical science diving. In particular, Mr. Bright is an expert in the mathematical theory and application of marine magnetics as a remote sensing tool. Of note, he was the Co-Principal Investigator for the NOAA-led discovery of shipwrecks Bluefields and U-576 off the North Carolina coast, and was the Chief Scientists for another NOAA-led expedition to locate two historic shipwrecks—Choctaw and Ohio—on the bottom of Lake Huron. Mr. Bright has also used his background in biology to support multi-year freshwater ecological studies while working with NOAA. “I am excited to bring my multifaceted skill sets to the team at CSA Ocean Sciences, allowing them to better serve the archaeological needs of clients while supporting our broader scientific services” said Mr. Bright, “ CSA Ocean Sciences is a globally recognized company with an outstanding reputation; I am honored to join their team.”
“With Mr. Bright as a member of the CSA team, we can broaden the services offered to our Clients to include archaeological research and compliance needs” quoted Mr. Frank Johnson, CSA’s Vice President of Operations, “Mr. Bright’s background in a range of applied sciences and seafloor mapping will further augment CSA’s ongoing work in ocean and environmental sciences worldwide and we are very pleased that he has joined our team”.