As many of you know, Nikolas lost his life on his last day of vacation in Hawaii before returning to his NOAA research ship in Alaska. Due to the costs associated with the distances, some have requested a way to help.
Nick (Kolya) was always adventurous, and reminded others to be so, and to be curious and appreciate the beauty of life. He was most at peace in nature-exploring the unknown, exploring every facet of life. There are countless examples of his curiosity- from his long distance ventures on his bicycle, to him serving 4 years in the air force, and joining a federal research ship in Alaska. His sister, Diana says she is grateful that he taught her, and those around him: to stay curious in life.
Additionally, some more information about the course of events. He was on a one month break from his research in Alaska, and decided to go to Hawaii for the entirety of the month. From his voice and stories we could tell he was at peace there. On his last day in Hawaii before he was due to return back to Alaska, he decided to board the plane- he always wanted to be a pilot, and planned to pursue this after his job in Alaska. Weeks earlier, he mentioned to his mother several things he might do while in Hawaii. His mother asked him not to go skydiving on little planes, but he had his dream. He said to her, "I am not on a vacation in Hawaii, I am on an exploration of Hawaii."
He is survived by his mother Lana Mostad and his sister, Diana Glebova in Minnesota and father, Eduard Glebov in Ukraine. He also has extended family that are praying for him in Ukraine.