The genesis of deep ocean engineering

Andreas B. Rechnitzer, Ph.D.
Viking Oceanographics

Wednesday, July 11, 2001
3:00 p.m.–Pacific Forum

Andreas B. Rechnitzer will share his personal experiences as the scientist in charge of world's deepest dive—10,911 meters (35,800 feet) in the Mariana Trench in 1959-60—before coining of the term "ocean engineering."

The lecture will present visual examples of undersea discoveries realized by explorers utilizing advanced technologies and the application of techniques originally developed for scientific fields other than the primary field of the investigator. Also presented will be examples of oceanographers who have advanced their research and prestige by taking advantage of new ocean engineering developments to investigate areas that were unreachable with previous technology.

This seminar will have something of interest to engineers, scientists, post docs, research technicians, administrative support, aquarium staff, and the general public.

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