Hayley Drennon is a Senior Research Assistant at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO). She received a B.S. in Marine Biology and Geology from The College of Charleston, where her participation in the Benthic Acoustic Mapping and Surveying (BEAMS) Program helped shape her fascination of harnessing bathymetric data to advance marine science. 

Working as a part of the Ferrini Data Collaboratory group at Lamont since 2020 has enabled Drennon to work on several marine data synthesis and curation projects. She has participated in a variety of oceanographic research from data stewardship and accessibility, to habitat mapping and benthic characterization. As a Seafloor Data Manager for the Nippon Foundation – GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, Drennon works on curating global bathymetric data to help generate the freely available GEBCO ocean map.  She also works on curating submersible data through a collaborative project with the US National Deep Submergence Facility at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. During the expedition, she will be assisting mapping efforts with both Falkor (too) and ROV SuBastian to help characterize the geology of the sites.