This project is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of the following
Robert Schmieder KK6EK acts as Expedition Leader. Most team-wide actions are by concurrence of the Board. However, as described under "POLICIES" (below), the Expedition Leader has ultimate authority and responsibility of the safe and appropriate operation of the project.
Financial and scientific aspects of the Expedition are managed under the auspices of Cordell Expeditions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating under the laws of the State of California and the United States. Founded in 1977 by Dr. Robert Schmieder, the organization has a 25-year history of organizing and carrying out expeditions to remote sites, especially islands and submerged oceanic sites. The group is experienced in the operation of scientific teams. Cordell Expeditions was responsible for creating the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the inclusion of the Pt. Sur area within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and the first comprehensive description of Rocas Alijos, Baja. Cordell Expeditions is strongly oriented toward protection and conservation. Six of its expeditions have been documented in published books.