Geologist & Offshore Surveyor
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Kitrina Godding is an offshore surveyor, geologist, rugby player and PADI Master Scuba Diver.
Kitrina became fascinated with the water, at a young age, and her passion for the ocean has has continued throughout the years. She became scuba-certified in 2007, has participated in numerous clean-up dives. She has dived in four different countries to date.
Kitrina has been a member and a volunteer leader in the female youth guiding movement for eighteen years—she’s looking forward to mentoring Inuit girls and young women in Nunavut during Sedna’s “bringing the ocean to eye level” outreach program.
After graduating from the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), Kitrina relocated to Boca Raton, Florida upon graduation from and worked as a nearshore surveyor conducting beach erosion surveys. During this time she was also a support diver with the Marine Biologists at the company. Kitrina has experience with Real-time Kinematic and Differential GPS, Single and Multi-beam hydrographic data collection, Side Scan Sonar, Seismic, Magnetometer and Sparker surveys.
Kitrina conducted studies in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Her most current job role with UTEC Survey consists of operating navigation software which monitors underwater equipment installed on remotely operated vehicles for the purpose of taking geographic positions on seismic survey nodes. Kitrina has also collected vibracore samples in the Gulf of Mexico as well as in Northern British Columbia. The cores were logged, samples taken, washed and analyzed.
Kitrina has a thirst for adventure and travel. While at Saint Mary’s University with her Geology Society she travelled around Costa Rica in a van and stopped at various sites including an active volcano. With rugby she attended the Women’s Division II National Championship in the USA playing for Fort Lauderdale and also toured Ireland and Scotland with her home club the Dartmouth Pigdogs. She has gone rafting in Colorado, cavern diving across Florida, diving in the Bahamas including a shark feeding dive, and travelled to remote islands through work within the USA.
Kitrina holds a B.Sc. in Geology and Geography from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and an Advanced Diploma in Marine Geomatics from COGS in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia.
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