Shane Finnerty


Marine Technician

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • LiDAR Technology & Operations
  • Oceanographic Sensors/Instrumentation
  • Scientific Research Diving
  • Small Boat Operations
  • Design & Fabrication of Specialized Research Equipment
  • Drone Operations

    As a member of CPG's team of Marine Technicians, and Shane aids the group in a variety of field operations, LiDAR data processing, and daily lab and shop operations. Prior to joining CPG, Shane obtained his MS in Marine Biology at UC San Diego where he studied the cellular physiology of osmoregulation in larval white sea bass. While working on his thesis, he obtained his AAUS Scientific Diving and SIO Small Boat Operator certifications, which sparked his interest in becoming a marine technician.

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    Education & Training

    • MS Marine Biology, University of California San Diego
    • AA Mathematics & Science, Santa Barbara City College
    • AA Biological Sciences, Santa Barbara City College
    • SIO Scientific Diving Certification
    • SIO Small Boat Operator Certification
    • Molchanovs Level 2 Freediver