The genesis of deep ocean engineering
Andreas B. Rechnitzer, Ph.D.
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
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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