Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
LTJG John R. Kidd has a B.S. in Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences with a biology minor from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and is currently pursuing a master's degree in ocean mapping at UNH.
John was inspired by an internship at NOAA's Atlantic Hydrographic Branch compiling hydrographic data and aboard the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson. Commissioned in July of 2011, he joined the NOAA Corps and served on NOAA Ship Rainier surveying along the Pacific coast and Alaska for two years and NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler surveying along the Atlantic coast for one year.
John has many passions including outdoor activities such as hiking, climbing, camping, kayaking, sailing, and paddle boarding. He also is a jazz enthusiast and has played the saxophone professionally for twelve years. John currently lives in Dover, NH with his wife, Allix, and his golden retriever, Bryce.