Jim Johnson, a senior field engineer, provides technical and operational support to scientific research and development activities, particularly in mooring work. He assists with mooring design and the engineering of mooring hardware used by oceanographic instrumentation. He repairs and maintains the instrumentation, and takes part in the deployment and recovery of instruments. He has participated in many field projects around the world, including tropical, temperate, and polar oceans. In the Arctic he has worked in the Beaufort, Bering, Chukchi, and Greenland seas (High Latitude Dynamics Website). He has also managed the mooring operation for the North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) project.
Mr. Johnson joined the School of Oceanography, University of Washington, in 1986. He moved to the Polar Science Center in 1993.