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Thursday, September 27 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Exploring the Deepest Ocean: Been There, Done That--What's Next? Part II

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This is the second of the two-part series of 90-minute sessions that delve into the science, technology, and techniques of exploring the deep ocean abyss. Six expert panelists will review recent scientific findings and discuss the latest technologies. All of them have participated in dives with manned submersibles. And three were part of James Cameron’s recent Deepsea Challenge Expedition in March 2012. Based on their past and present experiences, the speakers will forecast what the future holds for exploration of the oceans’ greatest depths.

Session Chairman

Captain Don Walsh USN (ret), PhD
President, International Maritime Inc.

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Andy Bowen

Principal Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Director of the National Deep Submergence Facility hosted at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mr. Bowen has lead a wide range of developments in  underwater robotic systems. These systems have explored from Titanic to the deepest ocean trenches. His present project will allow scientists to reach one of the last ocean frontiers: deep under the permanent Polar icecap.
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Phil Nuytten

Dr. Nuytten has dedicated his life to subsea exploration and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern commercial diving industry and a significant force in the creation of new underwater technology. As a developer of subsea systems, his goal has been to provide scientific, technical, military, and sport divers full access to continental shelf depths without the hazards of decompression, so that humans can explore, learn about... Read More →
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Bruce Robison

Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
He is a senior scientist at (MBARI). Besides being a pioneer in the use of undersea vehicles for studying deep-sea animals. Dr. Robison led the first team of scientists trained as research submersible pilots. At MBARI. his research team has focused on the development of remotely operated vehicles as research platforms for deep-sea research.

Thursday September 27, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Portola Hotel (De Anza Ballroom II & III) Portola Hotel, 1st Floor, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940

Attendees (17)