Claus Tober is the captain of the Research Vessel Heraclitus and has engaged in several expeditions worldwide since 1995. He is a Director of the Institute of Ecotechnics UK and of Ecotechnics Maritime, Ltd.
Claus grew up at the shores of the Baltic Sea in the North of Germany.
Claus’s desire for adventure and a childhood dream of living the romantic life of an ancient mariner came true when joining the crew of an ocean-going Chinese Junk called Heraclitus, anchored off Belize City, Central America in 1992.
On board Heraclitus he has collected data for coral reef and climatological studies, accompanied the ships ongoing oral history project, trained plenty new crew and avid students in seamanship, the art of navigation and the virtues of a life spent at sea.
Claus has enjoyed several years at Heraclitus’ sister projects. He worked as Construction Operations Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director at October Gallery in London, UK. He also cherished his time as Assistant to the Station Manager of Birdwood Downs, a horse and cattle station in the Kimberlys, Western Australia.
Currently he is co-managing the extensive rebuild of RV Heraclitus in Roses, Catalonia, Spain.