Associate Director, Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support (SOMTS)

Appelgate has executive responsibility for the management of the SIO fleet of research vessels and the scientific capabilities aboard them.  This includes administrative and support activities at the Scripps Nimitz Marine Facility, expedition scheduling and planning, and oceanographic technical services. He also manages the UC Ship Funds program, and supervises the Scripps programs in Scientific Diving, Scientific Boating, the Marine Science Development Center, and is the Scripps representative to the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS).