Vita R. Kurniawati is a PhD student in School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, UK. She started PhD in September 2014 by conducting research on Fishing Vessel Operations. She has been interested in fishing vessel research since studying in Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Bogor Agricultural University (BAU). After receiving a bachelor degree in fisheries from BAU, subsequently she joined the member of staff in Fishing vessels and Marine Fisheries Transportation Laboratory, BAU. She hold master degree in technology from School of Marine Technology, Sepuluh Nopember Institut of Technology, Surabaya - Indonesia.