Jack Pan is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ocean Motion Technologies, Inc.. He is also currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO, UCSD). Prior to enrolling at SIO, he attended UC Irvine and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Earth & Environmental Sciences with a minor in Global Sustainability in 2013. Between 2012 and 2014, Jack worked as a consultant at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and served as a team lead to drive the development of two satellite remote sensing projects on coastal ocean monitoring. He received his Master’s Degree in Marine Biology from SIO in 2016. As a polar oceanographer, Jack has participated in numerous expeditions to Antarctica and local research deployments; in 2016 he received his Congressional/DoD Antarctica Service Medal for his instrumentation work and sampling in extreme environments. Jack is also an avid traveler and photographer.

Neko Harbor, Western Antarctic Peninsula

Academic Interests & Non-professional Interests

  • Renewable Energy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Natural Sciences
  • Terrestrial Ecology and Botany
  • Closed Artificial Ecosystem
  • Data Science
  • Geoengineering/Climate Engineering
  • Icey Moons of Juniper & Saturn
  • Teaching/Science Communication & Environmental Conservation
  • Exotic Organisms
  • Near Earth Object, Potential Hazardous Object (PHO)


  • Indoor Gardening (carnivorous plants and terrariums)
  • Photography (https://500px.com/byjpan/galleries)
  • Reading
  • Miniature Models
  • Film-making
  • Hiking/Road Trip
  • Riflery
  • Running
  • Sailing