Jason Politano, Captain of the R/V Weatherbird II, FIO

Jason Politano

Captain of the R/V Weatherbird II, FIO


Jason Politano is the Captain of the RV Weatherbird II and has been working in the marine industry since graduating high school. He spent 4 years building boats at Intrepid Power Boats and while working there, acquired his Captain’s License. He then spent over a decade working in the oil and gas industry running vessels out of Port Fourchon Louisiana for Edison Chouest Offshore. Jason acquired his 1600 ton Master License and 3rd Mate Unlimited License both with Oceans endorsement and a DPO Unlimited during his time at ECO. Jason joined FIO in December 2021 as a Mate on the Weatherbird. Jason is committed to facilitating safety in a marine environment for research and education. 


Contact Info

Phone : 727.657.1982
Email : jasonpolitano@usf.edu