Crayton Fenn, owner of Fenn Enterprises, has over 25 years of experience with sidescan sonar survey operations including planning, field operations, and data analysis. He has surveyed an estimated 20,000 linear miles for derelict fishing gear and marine debris. Crayton is a recognized leader in the field and has worked on many other projects related to marine debris including the Columbia Space Shuttle Debris Recovery, SBX Mooring Project, BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and many others with clients from the oil industry to EPA, US Navy, US Air force, NOAA, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Crayton is experienced with sidescan sonar systems and is proficient with many other systems such as scanning sonars, magnetometers, sub-bottom profilers, seismic reflection, remote operated vehicles, and sampling systems such as dredges, vibrocore and gravity cores.
A seasoned diver of over 45 years, Crayton performs deep/technical diving, net removal, and archaeological documentation techniques such as underwater acoustic tracking systems, still and video photography. He designs and fabricates specialized equipment such as deep and neutral sonar towfish systems, winches, and hydraulic manipulators and remote operated vehicles.
Projects have been completed for a wide variety of clients including the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northwest Straits Commission, University of Washington Applied Physics Lab, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Uruguayan Navy, U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, US Air Force, state and local law enforcement agencies, and private individuals.