Derek Jaskula

Field Research Specialist & First Mate
Derek Jaskula

New to the BRP team in January 2017, I’m thrilled to embark on my new mission in the field collecting marine wildlife data alongside captain Fred Channell as his first mate and captain-in-training on BRP’s research vessel the R/V Jaeger. As an avid aviator with my private pilot license it’s exciting to transfer my skills in navigation and weather in such a meaningful way to help carry out BRP’s mission.

Year Hired: 2017

Contact Information

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, room # 166

159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA.

Phone: +1.607.254.2476


Degree(s): Professional Pilot Program & Applied Science, Prior Aviation Buffalo, New York