ONC Staff Profile
Director, Observatory Physical Operations, Executive
Ian Kulin is a Canadian graduate of Dalhousie University (TUNS) and a LEEDS Accredited Professional Engineer. Ian has spent four years at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) as an engineer on Dr. Robert Ballard's E/V Nautilus team and as Project Manager on the Construction and Commissioning of the Inner Space Center at GSO. GSO work included all Nautilus vessel upgrades, maintenance and future planning as well as development of a new instrument package for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Prior to working on the Ballard team, Ian worked over 17 years managing various engineering projects in more than ten countries on three continents.
Ian is an avid marathon runner, cyclist and triathlete.