Dan McConnell

Our Mentors

Dan McConnell
Marine Geologist / Seafloor Mapping / Marine Geohazards / Gas Hydrates / Marine Minerals
Fugro USA Marine, Inc.
20 years of experience
Dan McConnell
Dan is the global product manager for gas hydrates and marine minerals for Fugro and a marine geologist with over 20 years of experience with main areas of interest in seafloor mapping and geochemistry surveys, deepwater site characterization, marine mineral exploration, and methane hydrate exploration. He has authored or co-authored over 45 articles about marine geochemical survey methods, site characterization, and methane hydrate characterization and exploration. Dan participated in the site selection and science party in the landmark Chevron- US Department of Energy gas hydrate drilling expedition in the Gulf of Mexico in 2009. Dan serves on the U.S. Department of Energy Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee. In 2016, Dan was able to go offshore on the MarMine seafloor massive sulfide exploration cruise on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge, and lead the geoscience team on the NORI 2018 Geophysical and Mineral Sampling Survey for polymetallic nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Dan has a B. A. History and a B. Sc. Geological Sciences from the University of Texas.
Something about me:
"The main impact I have had in my career did not happen when I was a seasoned professional. Really, the insights that made a difference in my career happened while I was a young professional. You can probably make more of an impact on your career now than you may think."
The best advice I’ve received…
"It's all geology unless proven otherwise" - Milo Backus legendary geophysicist and educator."
What can I contribute as a Mentor?
"Career advice, technical advice, feedback, perspective, networking."
Preferences and availability:
I am willing to mentor 2 students and/or young professionals once a month during weekdays or weekends, remotely. However, the frequency and length of mentoring sessions will be an agreement between Mentor and Mentee.

SUT Houston on Facebook SUT Houston on Twitter SUT Houston on Linkedin