Name: Mitchell Elend
Description: Mitchell Elend is with the School of Oceanography’s Hydrothermal Working Group at the University of Washington. He works with the video and still imagery collected by submersibles and remotely operated submarines. His past works include image mosaics of hydrothermal vent structures, the most noted of which is a 139-image composite picture of “Faulty Towers,” a hydrothermal vent complex in Endeavour’s Mothra Field. He is interested in making three-dimensional image maps of hydrothermal vent fields and is working on one such map for the Faulty Towers area using sonar and imagery data collected in 1997. Mitch is looking forward to seeing Endeavour vents in high definition using a newly purchased HD camera mounted on Jason II.