David (Duke) Snider, Associate
A certified Master Mariner and 29-year veteran of the Canadian Coast Guard, Captain Snider is CEO of Martech Polar Consulting Ltd. Specializing in ice navigation, polar operations/logistics planning and arctic risk assessment, he authored Polar Ship Operations published by the Nautical Institute (2013). Has extensive navigational experience in the Canadian Arctic, Great Lakes and East Coast, as well as the Baltic, with broad network of contacts within polar agencies and marine industries. Service in the CCG culminated as Regional Director Fleet for the Western Region, resulting in a strong network of contacts throughout North-Pacific Coast Guards. A graduate of Memorial University Nfld, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Captain Snider was elected in 2016 as President of the Nautical Institute.