Rhonda J. Moniz specializes in diving technologies and subsea systems. Trained as a Scientific Diver and Dive Safety Officer, Rhonda has overseen multiple projects, expeditions, and training programs. She has achieved Master Instructor Rating and specializes in Underwater Forensics and Marine Technology. Rhonda consults as an Underwater Forensics Investigator for UIG (the Underwater Investigative Group., LLC) and is an adjunct professor teaching Underwater CSI techniques. She has been on multiple expeditions worldwide, including several large-scale, deep-sea archaeology projects working with Dr. Bob Ballard as his first female ROV pilot. The expeditions focused on investigating ancient shipwrecks off the coast of Turkey and in the Black Sea with depths over 4,000M. There were also several expeditions with Dr. Ballard as an ROV pilot studying underwater volcanoes off the coast of Santorini. She has extensive experience with Remotely Operated Vehicles and their sensors. Rhonda has worked to create training programs for Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), and multiple platform sensors. She has experience creating multiple subsea training programs and has a video production, journalism, and communications background. She has worked as a journalist and filmmaker in the ocean technology industry and has published multiple articles in numerous publications. She has worked as a producer and cinematographer on television shows for CBS, Discovery, Netflix, and PBS.
Rhonda was also the former editor for Ocean News & Technology magazine. She is currently the host of the top-rated podcast SeaState. She is the former President of The Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN), served on the Board for the Marine Technology Society (MTS), New England, and was recently elected President of the Board of Directors for NERACOOS. Rhonda has been a subject matter expert for multiple television shows, including Erin Burnett, Anderson Cooper, and the Oxygen channel. You can listen to the podcast SeaState at https://www.oceannews.com/seastate. Send Email