Organizer/Expedition Leader
Robert W. Schmieder, A.B., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Cordell Expeditions

Bob is the founder and Expedition Leader of Cordell Expeditions, a nonprofit research group begun in 1977. The group is responsible for the creation of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and for numerous research expeditions to remote oceanic sites. Professionally he is a research physicist, with about 100 publications and four patents. He is the founder of NanoLogic Inc. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and former Chairman of its Northern California Chapter. In over 30 years he has been listed in most major Who's Who in the world.For 28 years he was the owner and operator of the research vessel, the Cordell Explorer. Licensed since 1962, he holds Extra Class amateur license KK6EK. His specialty has been very large and complicated scientific expeditions and developing new communications technology for remote expedition sites.

Cordell Bank (California, 1977-1986 ) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Marine research
Pt. Sur (California, 1987-1989) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Marine research
North Farallon Islands (California, 1989) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Marine research
Farallon Islands (California, 1989) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Radio operations and environmental science
Guadalupe Island (Mexico, 1993) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Radio operations and environmental science
Roqueta Island  (Mexico, 1992) (Expedition Leader) Radio operations
Castle Rock Island (California, 1992) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Radio operations
Ventura Rocks (California, 1992) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Radio operations
Rocas Alijos (Baja California, 1990 and 1993) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Marine research
Peter I Island (Antarctic, 1994) (Participant) Radio operations (3YØPI) and natural history
Easter Island/Salas y Gómez (Pacific Ocean, 1995) (Co-organizer and Expedition Leader) Radio operation (XRØY/Z), marine research, communications technology for expeditions
Heard Island (Antarctic, 1997) (Co-organizer, Co-Expedition Leader) Radio operations (VKØIR)
San Felix Island (Chile, 2002) (Participant) Radio operations (XRØX) and environmental research
Kure Atoll (Hawaii, 2005) (Co-organizer, Expedition Leader) Radio operations (K7C)
Clipperton Island (Pacific, 2013) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Radio operations and environmental science
Heard Island (South Indian Ocean, 2016) (Organizer, Expedition Leader) Environmental science and radio operations
St. Andress (Columbia, Caribbean, 2017) Radio operations
Pitcairn Island (South Indian Ocean, 2018) (Co-Organizer) Feral animals and foraminifera
Pribilof Islands (South Indian Ocean, 2019) (Co-Organizer) Feral animals and foraminifera

Ecology of an Underwater Island (1991)
3YØPI Peter I Island 1994 DXpedition (1994)
Rocas Alijos (1995)
DX-Aku: Messages from the 1995 Easter Island Expedition (1995)
VKØIR Heard Island Expedition (1997)
XRØX San Felix Island, Chile (2002)
DXA: The Real-time Online Radio Log Server (2013)
Great Adventures (Children's books) (2011)
Edward Cordell and the Discovery of Cordell Bank (2018)
Harry (2019)
Heard Island: Two Centuiries of Change, and more coming (2020)

Fellow, Explorers Club, 1986-present
Expedition of the Year (Peter I 1994, Easter Island 1995, Heard Island 1997)
Honorary Life member, Central Arizona DX Association
Environmental Enrichment Award, International Underwater Foundation, 1995
Certificate of Merit, Chiltern DX Club, 1997
Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, elected 2011
Schmieder Bank (a rocky bank in the eastern Pacific)
Codium schmiederi(an alga)
Erylus schmiederi (a sponge)
Pharia pyramidata schmiederi (a starfish)
Megalomphalus schmiederi (a gastropod)

A.B. (Physics) Occidental College, 1963
B.S. (Physics) California Institute of Technology, 1963
M.A. (Physics) Columbia University, 1965
Ph.D. (Physics) Columbia University, 1969

Research Staff, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1969-74
Research Staff, Sandia National Laboratories, 1974-97
Founder, Expedition Leader, Cordell Expeditions, 1977-present
Founder, CEO, NanoLogic, 1997-present

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