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Samuel Candio

NOAA Physical Scientist
Office S220B

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

603.862.0603 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Sam Candio is a Physical Scientist with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). He splits his time between conducting field operations aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as an expedition coordinator/mapping lead, and conducting shoreside responsibilities at CCOM including mission planning, data QC, and data archival.  

Sam received his Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, with minors in Environmental Science and Oceanography. Following graduation, he worked as an instructor for UNCW's MarineQuest, leading a suite of marine science experiential learning programs ranging from the generation of biodiesel from algae to the operation of side scan sonars and ROVs. Prior to signing on with OER, Sam spent four years aboard the NOAA Ship Fairweather, serving as the Chief Hydrographic Survey Technician leading coastal bathymetric surveys ranging from the Alaskan Arctic to the Channel Islands in California.