Eric Boget specializes in the operation of research vessels. He is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as a vessel operator and engineer. He is also experienced in rigging and deploying oceanographic equipment and is certified by the University as a research diver. He is currently responsible for the operation and maintenance of APL-UW's research vessels. Eric received B.S. Marine Engineering and Transportation from theU.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1984 and joined the laboratory in 1990.