Keith is the General Manager of the ROPOS team.  During the first leg of the cruise he will be overseeing the ROPOS crew as the operational supervisor, as well as acting as a pilot and manipulator operator.  Keith began working with research submersibles in 1981, by piloting manned submersibles to depths of 2000 metres.  Over the years, Keith’s work has evolved to operating Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to 5000 metre depths.

The offshore engineering and management company, Highland Technologies Inc. was founded by Keith in 1995, and has been retained by the Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility (CSSF) to manage CSSF and direct ROPOS operations since that time.