Nilton Sánchez Espinoza
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Lieutenant Nilton Sánchez graduated from the Ecuadorian Naval Academy in 2002. After serving on several Ecuadorian war ships, he became a Hydrographer class "B" in the Oceanographic Institute of the Ecuadorian Navy in December 2009. He has been:
Commander of the Hydrographic Boat “RIGEL” (from 2006 until 2007), participating in several hydrographic surveys of the continental shelf.
Chief of the Department of Navigation in the Hydrographic Ship “ORION” (2008), participating in several oceanographic cruises in the Ecuadorian territorial sea and Galapagos Islands.
- Commander of the Hydrographic Ship “SIRIUS” (June 2012 to February 2013), participating in one oceanographic cruise of all the Galapagos archipelago to monitor the "El Niño" phenomenon.
Before arrival to New Hampshire he was the Chief of the Marine Researches Station in Galápagos Islands (from February to July of 2013).
His biggest passions are sailing, playing soccer and spending time with his wife Karen and daughter Romina in the beach.