On the side, he was a producer on a feature film (NOBEL SON), worked for James Cameron on an undisclosed space project, managed payload development for an internet startup to fly a private unmanned mission to the Moon (Blastoff!), and helped found a Web company back when the internet was new.
Originally trained as a scientist, Ravine has a B.S. in physics from Caltech, a Masters in geology from Brown and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. As part of that life, he’s done field work in Montana, Iceland, Hawaii, Antarctica and someplace in the middle of the ocean a thousand miles south of Australia.
To see examples of images of Earth, Moon, Mars and Jupiter taken with some of the cameras Ravine has help build, visit http://www.msss.com/.