Leonardo Gomes de Araujo graduated with a bachelor's degree in Nautical Science, with a major in Electronics, from the Brazilian Navy Academy in 2008. He performed an Extension Course in Hydrography, offered by the Brazilian Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN), in 2011. Since then, he has been working in Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Ships, using single beam and multibeam echosounders. Before came to CCOM/UNH, he was the Captain of the Hydro-Oceanographic Fluvial Vessel Caravelas, heading hydrographic surveys in Paraguay River as well as its affluent rivers, in the "Pantanal" region of Brazil.
Leonardo is currently studying to get a master's degree in ocean mapping, in order to achieve the necessary knowledge to help development of solutions to improve performance in the Bathymetry Section at the Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center, which has the duty to analyze, categorize and approve all Hydrographic Surveys conducted in Brazilian Jurisdictional Waters.
In his free time, he enjoys taking care of his little son, traveling with his wife and friends, and watching movies.