Vince Capone Resume

VINCENT J. CAPONE, Jr., M.Sc.

EDUCATION

M.Sc., Marine Science (Minor in Exp. Statistics), 1986, Louisiana State University, LA
B.Sc., Marine Biology (Minor in Geology), 1982, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
Advanced Degree Courses, 1981, the West Indies Laboratory, U.S. Virgin Islands

EXPERIENCE SYNOPSIS

Mr. Capone’s maritime experience spans over 30 years of worldwide hydrographic and underwater search and survey operations. He is an expert in side scan sonar search operations/sonar image analysis and regularly conducts training seminars for the U.S. Navy, law enforcement, fire rescue and commercial clients. His expertise also includes both single and multi-beam hydrographic surveys, ROV operations, as well as magnetometer and sub-bottom surveys utilizing all types of navigation systems including USBL. He has conducted shallow water surveys from boats as small as a zodiac and deep water operations to over 14,000 fsw in larger vessels to lengths of over three hundred feet. Mr. Capone has acted as an expert witness and technical expert on the aforementioned topics, having conducted numerous sonar and hydrographic surveys.

He is a noted instructor of sonar systems as well as an expert in sonar image analysis and the many types of sonar processing and acquisition software. He is the author of over twenty five marine technology training videos including the Black Laser 2nd edition Not in the Manual Guide® to Sonar Image Interpretation of which over 835 copies are in circulation worldwide. He is a special consultant to the U.S. Navy, teaching sonar analysis, Post Mission Analysis (PMA) and mine identification. That training includes developing several military versions of his Black Laser Learning® sonar training programs on DVD which are being distributed to all forward units. Vince has also been instrumental in the latest Navy online sonar training by providing sonar analysis techniques for incorporation into the computerized training program. He has also developed a multimedia training program for the military synthetic aperture sonar as well as consulting on sonar operations utilizing UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles).

Mr. Capone was the operations manager for the search for and recovery of Apollo rocket motors from over 14,000 fsw. He supported the U.S. Navy supervisor of salvage with debris search operations for the space shuttle Columbia. In 2004, Vince located the previously undiscovered German U-Boat U-215 for National Geographic International’s “Sea Hunters” TV series. In 1990, Mr. Capone located the Lake George Radeau, America’s oldest intact warship which is now an underwater historic park.

Mr. Capone has worked with organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA (National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration), the U.S. Navy, the Irish Navy, the South Korean Navy, Montenegrin Navy, Cambodian Mine action Centre, Golden West and the Israeli Navy as well as numerous legal and commercial entities in a wide variety of underwater investigations. He has also been a sonar instructor for the Royal Canadian Mounties, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office, Suffolk County Marine Police, Fort Collins Metro South Fire Rescue, Benton County Fire Rescue, Medicine Hat Aquatic Rescue Team and other law enforcement personnel.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

December, 2008 – Present: Principal, Black Laser Learning, Inc®. Hockessin, DE

Conduct training seminars and provide multimedia training programs for sonar, marine geophysical and hydrographic operations. Conduct and manage marine field operations.

January 2001-2009: Principal, Barkentine, Inc., Landenberg, PA

Provide planning, logistics, execution, supervision and expert analysis of sonar and hydrographic operations including expert sonar mosaic data processing.

January 1994-2003: Staff Associate, Marine Operations, Enviroscan, Inc., Lancaster, PA

Supervise and conduct marine geophysical investigations for private, state, federal, commercial, and industrial clients throughout the United States. Perform land-based GPR, EM, magnetic, and acoustic investigations.

May 1990-2000: Principal, Marine Search & Survey, Princeton, NJ/ Wilmington DE

Founded and directed the firm specializing in underwater search operations using various sonar, remotely operated vehicles and navigation systems. Services included location and documentation of historic shipwrecks, underwater search OPS, archaeological surveys, hydrographic surveys, and environmental/ecological sampling.

June 1989-1990: Assistant Project Manager, Oceaneering, Falls Church, VA

Worldwide search and survey operations for commercial clients and U.S. Navy SUPSALV.

July 1985-April 1989: Marine and Aquatic Sciences Division Manager, Kaselaan & D’Angelo Associates, Inc., Haddon Heights, NJ.

Developed and managed marine and aquatic sciences division. Responsible for marketing, bid preparation, field operations, and equipment maintenance.

Sept-Dec. 1981: West Indies Laboratory, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands

KEYNOTE & EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS (ABRIDGED)

  • Deep Ocean Technology for Apollo 11 F1 Engine Recovery and Future Naval Operations U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
  • High Visibility Projects such as the Apollo F1Recovery for motivating students, Stockton University, MTS and New Jersey Marine Educators March, 2014
  • Apollo F1 Recovery Project, University of Delaware, March, 2014
  • Apollo F1 Recovery Project, Boston Sea Rovers, March, 2014
  • Hunting Submarines, Boston Sea Rovers, March, 2011.
  • Submerged Treasures: A Quest of Serendipity and Perseverance, Mid-America Orthopedic Society, April 2010.
  • Surveying the Queen of the Antilles: Sea & Learn Saba 2008

NOTED FIELD OPERATIONS

  • ERW Search OPS Solomon Islands (2015-2016)
  • ERW Search OPS Montenegro (2015)
  • AUV Multibeam OPS w REMUS 600 & EM302, New Hampshire, 2014
  • Drone Search & Recovery, 4000 fsw, San Diego, Ca – 2014.
  • Apollo F1 Engine Search & Recovery, 14,400 fsw, Western Atlantic – 2013
  • U-215 Search and Identification, 300 fsw, Georges Bank – 2004.
  • Space Shuttle Columbia Debris Search, Toledo Bend Reservoir, 2003.
  • Navy Aircraft Search OPS, 11,000 fsw, Western Atlantic, 1989.

AWARDS

  • Citation of Merit, International Explorer’s Club, 2014
  • Certificate of Achievement, Bateau Below, 1994
  • Explorer of the Year, International Explorers Club, Philadelphia Chapter, 1990
  • AALGBRT Achievement Award, 1989

LIVE TV APPEARANCES

  • CNN’s Outfront with Erin Burnett, April 17, 2014 “Search for MH 370”

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

1) Shell Offshore Inc. v Tesla Offshore, LLC et Al for Frilot, LLP New Orleans, LA (2015-2016)

2) MV Athos I vs Citgo Asphalt Refining – US. .District Court (2008 and 2015)

a. Expert Witness – Tides, Hydrographic Surveys, Sonar Surveys and Echosounder Data

3) State of NY vs Allen S. Gold – Suffolk County New York. Expert Witness – Underwater Search OPS, Set and Drift

EXPERT TECHNICAL ANALYSIS/ FIELD INVESTIGATIONS (ABRIDGED)

1) MV Stena Primorsk – Grounding in Hudson River for Independent Maritime Consulting, Southport, CT and Northern marine Management, UK

a. Field Supervision of Hydrographic/Sonar Surveys (2013)
b. Analysis and reporting of Collected Data

2) MV Harrier – Grounding for Independent Maritime Consulting, South Port, CT

a. Analysis of USACE Survey Data (2011-2013)
b. Analysis of Ship’s Navigation Data

3) Optical Communications Group vs M/V Ambassador – Cable Extraction for Rubin Fiorella and Friedman New York, NY

a. Analysis of sonar/ship data, and interview commercial divers regarding cable extraction. (2010/2011)

4) MV Athos I vs Citgo Asphalt Refining Grounding for Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhodes, Philadelphia, PA

a. Analysis of tide, single beam hydrographic survey, multi-beam survey, ship’s echosounder data and side scan sonar data. (2005-2015)

5) M/V Jo Kashi – Dock Damage, Struck Westway Terminal Philadelphia for Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhodes, Philadelphia, PA

a. Analysis of USACE Survey data (2007)

6) M/V Spar Cetus – Grounding Delaware River for Independent Maritime Consulting, South Port, CT

a. Analysis of environmental and current data (2008)

7) MV Fase D – Struck Bottom for Independent Maritime Consulting, South Port, CT

a. Analysis of USACE Survey Data (2005)
b. Independent Maritime Consulting, South Port CT

8) McAllister Barge – Struck Diamond Reef Hudson River for Tisdale & Lennon, Southport, CT

a. Side Scan Sonar and Hydrographic Survey (2005)

9) M/V A. V. Kastner – Collided with Norfolk Dredging Tug and Barges for Ober Kaler, Baltimore, MD

a. Analysis of USACE Side Scan Sonar and Hydrographic Survey Data (2002)

AUTHORED and PRODUCED MULTIMEDIA TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • What is SAS?
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • Why add SSAM to the MK 18?
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • The SSAM UUV
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • Advantages of the SSAM2
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • Fundamentals of SSAM PMA
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • SSAM PMA on Uncluttered Bottoms
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • SSAM Dual Frequency Data
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • SSAM Files in COIN
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • SSAM PMA – Complex Bottoms
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2018
  • MK 18 Mod Systems and Capabilities
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2017
  • MK 18 Mod 1and Mod 2 Systems Components
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2017
  • PMA with Marine Sonic Technology Mod 1
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2017
  • PMA with EdgeTech Mod 2
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2017
  • Survey Operations with Klein 3900
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2016
  • Surveying with HMA HUEDS
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2016
  • COIN software for US Navy UUV Operators
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2016
  • Introduction to Mine Countermeasures with Marine Sonic Technology Sonar for US Navy UUV Operators
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2016
  • EdgeTech 850 kHz Sonar for US Navy UUV Operators
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2014
  • Synthetic Aperture Sonar for US Navy UUV Operators
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2014
  • Underwater Search OPS with the Humminbird Side Imaging Sonar
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2013
  •  Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Sonar for U.S. Navy UUV Operators
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2011
  • Not in the Manual Guide® to Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2010
  • 2nd Ed. Not in the Manual Guide® to Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2007
  • Not in the Manual Guide® to Military Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2007
  • Not in the Manual Guide® to Subbottom Profiler Surveys
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2006
  • Not in the Manual Guide® to Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2006
  • Not in the Manual Guide® to Sonar and Magnetometer Surveys
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2005
  • Not in the Manual Guide® to Sonar & MAG for Underwater Archaeologists and Cultural Resource Managers.
    Black Laser Learning, Inc.® Hockessin, DE 2005

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR/SME II TRAINING EXPERIENCE

2018

 July, 2018: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 June, 2018: 3 Day Klein Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis and Field Operations Training, Portmouth, NH.

 May, 2018: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 March, 2018: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 March, 2018: Humminbird Operations and Image Analysis, Hogansburg, Volunteer Fire Department.

 February, 2018: Advanced Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, NOMWC Stennis Space Center, MS.

 January 2018: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 January, 2018: Humminbird Sonar Operations and Image Analysis, SOCOM, Dam Neck, VA

2017

 November, 2018: Advanced Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, EODGRP2 Norfolk, VA.

 October, 2017: Advanced Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, NOMWC Stennis Space Center, MS.

 June, 2017: 3 Day Klein Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis and Field Operations Training, Portsmouth, NH.

 February 2017: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, SSC Pacific, San Diego, CA.

 January 2017: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

2016

 October 2016: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 September 2016: Humminbird Sonar Image Analysis.
Yorktown Fire Rescue, Yorktown Heights, NY.

 September 2016: Search Operations with Klein 3900 Side Scan Sonar and Marine Magnetics SeaSpy II magnetometer for the Montenegrin Navy & Hydrographic Service.

 August 2016: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 July 2016: Hummminbird Sonar Image, Lacrosse Fire Rescue, Lacrosse, WI.

 July 2016: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 June 2016: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 May 2016: Klein 3000 Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation and Post Processing for Hydrographers U.S. Navy International Hydrographers Course (IHMEP), Gulfport, MS

 May 2016: ERW Search Operations with Klein 3900 Side Scan Sonar and Marine Magnetics SeaSpy II magnetometer for the Royal Soloman Islands Police Force (EOD Dive Team Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.

 April 2016: Humminbird Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Analysis and Post Processing for Fire Rescue Operators Dive Rescue International, Fort Collins, CO.

 April 2016: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 January 2016: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis, Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

2015

 January 2015: Field training for Hydrographic survey and Side Scan Sonar operations EXWC Dive Locker, Port Hueneme, CA.

 January 2015: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis Post Mission Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 March 2015: Side Scan Sonar Image Analysis & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 May 2015: Klein 3000 Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation and Post Processing for Hydrographers U.S. Navy International Hydrographers Course (IHMEP), Gulfport, MS

2014

 September 2014: Field training for tandem towed Side Scan Sonar and MAG operations UCT One & Two and EOD 5 Fjords of Montenegro.

 September 2014: Side Scan Sonar Theory & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 July 2014: Side Scan Sonar Theory & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 June 2014: Advanced Side Scan Sonar Image Processing, Stockton College, Pomona, NJ.

 May 2014: Side Scan Sonar Theory & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 May 2014: Klein 3000 Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation and Post Processing for Hydrographers U.S. Navy International Hydrographers Course (IHMEP), Biloxi, MS

 March 2014: Sonar Theory & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 Jan 2014: Sonar Theory & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 Jan 2014: Drowning Victim Search OPS with EdgeTech 4125 Side Scan Sonar, Slaughter Beach Aquatic Rescue, Milford, DE

2013

 Nov 2013: Sonar & Bathymetric Survey Techniques with HYPACK and Marine Sonic Technology HDS sonar, U.S. Navy Sea Bees, Port Hueneme, CA.

 Oct 2013: Sonar Theory & Mine Identification, U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Center, San Diego, CA.

 May 2013: Klein 3000 Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation and Post Processing for Hydrographers U.S. Navy International Hydrographers Course (IHMEP), Biloxi, MS

 May 2013: Search Operations with the Humminbird Side Imaging Sonar. Medicine Hat Aquatic Rescue, Medicine Hat, Alberta

 May 2013: Abbreviated EdgeTech 850 kHz UUV Military Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation, NOMWC, Panama City, FL

 May 2013: EdgeTech 850 kHz/COIN Military UUV Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation, SPAWAR San Diego, CA

 Apr. 2013: EdgeTech 850 kHz/COIN Military UUV Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation, SPAWAR San Diego, CA

 Jan. 2013: EdgeTech 850 kHz Military Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation, SPAWAR San Diego, CA

2012

 Dec 2012: Operation and Optimization of Humminbird Sonar for Search OPS. Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ

 Oct. 2012: EdgeTech 850 kHz Military Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation, SPAWAR San Diego, CA.

 July 2012: Command Level Side Scan Sonar Search operations and Introduction to Image Interpretation, Submarine Rescue Systems Command, Diego, CA

 June 2012: EdgeTech 850 kHz Military Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation, SPAWAR San Diego, CA

 May 2012: EBSS Hydrographic Surveys with Post Processing in Surfer and Side Scan Sonar Operations and Advanced Image Interpretation, U.S. Navy Underwater Construction Team One, Virginia Beach, VA

 May 2012: Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation and Post Processing for Hydrographers U.S. Navy International Hydrographers Course, Biloxi, MS

 Mar. 2012: Sonar – Subbottom – MAG – AUV- Data Processing Training Program, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

2011

 Oct. 2011: Marine Sonic HDS Sonar Operation, Image Interpretation and Post Processing, U.S. Navy Underwater Clearance Team Two, Port Hueneme, CA

 Sept. 2011: Sonar – Subbottom – MAG – AUV- Data Processing Training Program, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

 June 2011: Side Scan Sonar/Magnetometer/Scanning Sonar: Operations and Image Interpretation. Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two, Norfolk, VA

 June 2011: Scanning Sonar for Bridge Inspection Training. WJ Castle & Assoc. Hainsport, NJ.

 May 2011: Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation and Post Processing for Hydrographers U.S. Navy International Hydrographers Course, Biloxi, MS

 Apr. 2011: Geophysics for Marine Surveyors. C &C Technologies/University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

 Mar. 2011: Sonar – Subbottom – MAG – AUV- Data Processing Training Program, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

 Feb. 2011: AUV and Towed Side Scan Sonar Data Interpretation Training. Black Laser Learning, University of Delaware.

 Jan. 2011: AUV/UUV Sonar Data Interpretation Training. US Navy, San Diego, CA

 Jan. 2011: Geophysics for Marine Surveyors. C &C Technologies/University of Louisiana, Lafayette LA

2010

 Dec. 2010: Geophysics for Marine Surveyors. C &C Technologies/University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

 Nov. 2010: Geophysics for Marine Surveyors. C &C Technologies/University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

 Oct. 2010: Side Scan Sonar and Single Beam Survey Training River Diving & Salvage, Bloomsdale, MO

 July 2010: Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation for Law Enforcement Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Winnipeg, Canada

 June 2010: Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation and Post Processing for Hydrographers U.S. Navy International Hydrographers Course (IHMEP), Gulfport, MS

 May 2010: Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation for EOD/UUV Mine Hunting OPS. U.S. Navy, Panama City, FL

 May 2010: Sonar – Subbottom – MAG – AUV- Data Processing Training Program, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

 Feb. 2010: Side Scan Sonar Operations and Image Interpretation, 3-Day Black Laser Course, Annapolis, MD

2009
 Jan. 2009: Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation and Mine Identification Training with Emphasis on Harbor Operations U.S. Navy SPAWAR, San Diego, CA

 Jan. 2009: Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation and Search Operations Training U.S. Homeland Security, Charleston, SC

2008

 Dec. 2008: Sonar/Subbottom/Data Processing Training Consultant, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

 May 2008: Principles of Sonar for Mine Hunting OPS and Mine ID, SPAWAR, San Diego, CA

 Apr. 2008: Sonar/Subbottom/Data Processing Training Consultant, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

 Feb. 2008: Side Scan Sonar Image Interpretation Course, Annapolis, MD

2007

 Oct. 2007: Sonar/Subbottom/Data Processing Training Consultant, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

 Sept. 2007: Sonar Training/ Mine Identification Consultant, EOD8/MDSU-2 U.S. Navy SPAWAR, Norfolk, VA

 Sept. 2007: Chesapeake Tech Sonar Mosaic Software Instructor, EOD8/MDSU-2 U.S. Navy SPAWAR, Norfolk, VA

 Aug. 2007: Sonar Training/ Mine Identification Consultant, U.S. Navy SPAWAR, San Diego, CA

 Apr. 2007: Sonar/Mosaic Processing Training Consultant, U.S. Navy NFESC, Port Hueneme, CA

 Jan. 2007: Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. Navy SPAWAR, San Diego, CA

2006

 Nov. 2006: Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. EPA Chief Scientists – OSV BOLD, Miami, FL

 Aug. 2006: Magnetometer Training Consultant, U.S. Navy MDSU2, Little Creek, VA

 May 2006: Magnetometer Training Consultant, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2005

 May 2005: Sonar Training Consultant, New ASD Boat-Sonar Deployment Evaluation and Field Trials U.S. Navy EOD Unit 8 and U.S. Navy MDSU2 at Little Creek, VA

2004

 Feb. 2004: Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. Navy EOD Unit 8, Signorelli, Sicily.

 Oct. 2004: Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. Navy Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Norfolk, VA.

2003

 Apr. 2003: Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District
Arkansas.

2002

 Apr. 2002: Sonar Training Consultant, Klein System 2000 Petrobras and Brazilian Navy, Salvador Brazil

2001

 Mar. 2001 – 2005 Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Philadelphia, Baltimore, Mobile, St Louis, Pine Bluff and New Orleans Districts.

 Mar. 2001: Sonar Training Consultant, OSV Anderson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

2000
 June 2000: Sonar Training Consultant, Navy Mine Warfare Counter Measures Unit, Panama City, FL.

 Jan. 2000 & 2002: Sonar Training Consultant, Korean Navy.

1987-1999

 Dec. 1999: Sonar Training Consultant, Irish Naval Diving Unit.

 July/Aug 1997: Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. Navy-NAVOCE Persian Gulf OPS.

 Spring 1996: Adjunct Professor, Marine Archaeology, Dowling College.

 Feb. 1994: Sonar Training Consultant, U.S. Navy EOD 17, Whidbey Island, WA

 Aug. 1992: Sonar Training Consultant, Israeli Navy.

 Oct. 1991: Location of Human Remains, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Office.

 Fall 1991: Introduction to Marine Science – Adult Continuing Education, East Brunswick School District.

 July 1987-1994: Scientific Instructor, Marine Studies Program, Lakeville, CT. Instructor in marine search and survey techniques.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY)

Stockton College Guest Lectures, Marine Archaeology, 2005 through 2011.
University of Louisiana, Marine Geophysics for Surveyors. Fall 2010 & Spring 2011.
Dowling College, Marine Archaeology. Spring, 1996.
Isle of Shoals Marine Laboratory, Cornell University, Marine Pollution. Summer 1993 & 1994.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

 Stephen D. Nagiewicz, Peter F. Straub, *, Steven P. Evert, Vincent Capone Mapping Shipwrecks of the Revolutionary War: 1778 Battle of Chestnut Neck, New Jersey,2018

 Nicole A. Raineault, Arthur C. Trembanis, Douglas C. Miller, Vincent J. Capone “Interannual Changes in Seafloor Surficial Geology at an Artificial Reef Site on the Inner Continental Shelf,” Continental Shelf Research, March, 2013

 Nicole A. Raineault, Arthur C. Trembanis, Douglas C. Miller, Vincent J. Capone
“Effects of Artificial Reef Structures on the Geology and Biology of the Seafloor: Example from the Inner Continental Shelf off Delaware,” Coastal Environment Research Federation, November, 2011.

 Capone, Vincent J., “Automated Klein 3000 Target Class Posting and Streamlined Integration of Side Scan Sonar Data into AutoCAD/GIS,” Underwater Intervention, 2003.

 Keith, D.J., Capone, V.J., Cook, G.S., Carey, D.N., Wiley, D.A., and Fish, J.P. “Target Detection and Mapping of Aquatic Hazardous Waste Sites in Massachusetts Bay, Utilizing Side Scan Sonar.” Oceans International Conference, 1992.

 Wiley, D.A., Capone, V.J., Carey, D.A., and Fish, J.P. “Location Survey and Condition Inspection of Waste Containers at the Massachusetts Bay Industrial Waste Site and Surrounding Areas.” Unpublished Report submitted to USA-Region I by the International Wildlife Coalition, 59 pp. 1992.

 Capone, Vincent. “Examining Side Scan Sonar At Lake George – The Radeau Sonograph.” The Lake George Nautical Newsletter, June, 1992.

 Capone, Vincent. “Searching through the Sewer Outfall of San Francisco Bay (Utilizing Side Scan Sonar).” Sea Technology, 1988, 29 (8).

 Capone, Vincent. “Synopsis of ROV Technology,” Bateaux Below, December, 1988, Issue No. 3.

 Capone, Vincent. J., “Brown Shrimp Catch in Louisiana’s Wing-Net Fishery: Effects of Moon Phase, Time of Day, Current and Effort.” American Fisheries Society, 1986 Convention, Providence, R.I.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Fellow, International Explorers Club
Member, Hydrographic Society
Frequent Invited Lecturer or Instructor at Universities and Symposia

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

 UNH/UoD AUV Hydrographic Operations Training, August 2014
 EdgeTech 6205 Multibeam Training, June 2014
 Hydrolite Factory Training, June, 2013
 UUV Technology Course ARL-Penn State, October, 2012
 Gavia AUV Boot Camp Portsmouth, NH August, 2012
 SeeByte COIN Sonar Display & Processing Software, San Diego, CA June 2012
 Marine Sonic Technology HDS Sonar Course, October, 2011
 QTC Acoustic Sediment Classification Seminar, June, 2011
 ONR Technology Review U.S. Navy, Panama City, January, 2011
 AUV Boot Camp – University of DE and UNH, June, 2010
 Chesapeake Technologies Training Seminar, July, 2010
 ONR Technology Review U.S. Navy, Panama City, January, 2010
 HYPACK Training Seminar, January, 2008
 Chesapeake Technologies Training Seminar, December, 2007
 EdgeTech Sonars – EdgeTech Plymouth, MA July, 2007
 Multi-beam Surveys – U.S. Hydrographic Society Norfolk, VA 2007
 OIC GeoDas Software Training, Honolulu Hawaii, 1999.
 CODA Technologies Training, 1998
 Hydrographic Surveying for Nautical Charting, NOAA/Old Dominion University, 1998
 Reson Multibeam Training, San Diego CA., 1998
 HYPACK Survey Software, Coastal Oceanographics, 1997
 ELAC/Allied Signal Multi-beam Training, 1996
 Triton Software Factory Training, 1996
 Sub Surface Interference Radar, Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., 1993
 Klein Side Scan Sonar, Theory & Interpretation, 1990
 OSHA 40-hour Hazardous Waste Site Workers Training with Annual 8-hour Updates, 1988
 Certified Underwater Archaeological Research Assistant, 1987
 Small ROV OPS Training, Benthos, Inc, 1986
 Klein Side Scan Sonar, Theory & Interpretation, 1986
 Maritime Industries, Competent Person, OSHA, 1983
 Certified Advanced & Scientific Diver, 1981
 Certified Diver, 1976

MARINE ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD EXPERIENCE

 Remote Sensing Archaeological Survey of the R.J Walker 2016

 Archaeological Diver Survey of the Lake George Radeau 1990-1997

 Archaeological Diver Survey of the Lake George Batteau 1989-1992

 ROV Video Survey of the Lake George Radeau 1993

 Sonar Survey of Alligator, Florida Keys 1992

 ROV Video Survey of the Lake George Batteau

 ROV Video Reconnaissance of the O.J. Walker, Lake Champlain 1986

 Remote Sensing Survey of the USS Monitor 1986

 ROV Video Survey of the O. J. Walker, Lake Champlain 1986

EXPLORER’S CLUB FLAG EXPEDITIONS

2015: RJ Walker Shipwreck Survey Project, Flag 132.
2013: Apollo F-1 Search & Recovery Project, Flag 132.
2012: Coastal Oregon Shark Habitat and Population Survey and Hubbard Underwater Radio Expedition, Flag 60.
1991: “Land Tortoise Radeau Shipwreck Survey” Flag 16.
1990: Operation Bateaux–Search and Survey Expedition, Flag 152.
1990: USS Monitor Expedition, Flag 132.

SELECTED FILM & DOCUMENTARY EXPERIENCE

Apollo F 1 Rocket Engine Recovery – Distribution to be determined.

Camp X, Canadian TV

Search for Alligator Jr. (Never aired)

Dive Detectives Smithsonian Channel

o Ghost Ship (Story Consultant Only)
o Submarine Graveyard (Story Consultant Only)

The Sea Hunters, National Geographic International

o Lost at Sea: The Great U.S. Navy Airships Akron & Macon
o The Search for the Early Submarines
o Still on Patrol -The Search for Hitler’s U-Boat 215
o U-215 & Alexander Macomb
o The Search for the Avro Arrow Test Flight Models

The Lost Radeau: North America’s oldest intact warship

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