Marine Institute graduate has a talent for ROV troubleshooting
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Josh Burt has been on the path to a career in ocean exploration from early age.Josh Burt

He developed an interest in marine environments from his mom, a marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in St. John’s. Later, he discovered the technical side of marine work from her fisheries colleagues who used remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to carry out seafloor surveys of marine life.

“I’ve always been interested in technology and I have a pretty mechanical mind. If something is broken, I like trying to fix it,” he said.

“Some of my mom’s colleagues introduced me to the technology they used like small ROVs. One of them brought me to the Regional MATE ROV Competition at the Marine Institute and that sparked my interest in the marine technology sector.”

Learn more about his experiences.