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Latest Deep-sea exploration Stories

2013-06-11 04:21:26

UPDATED 6/10/13 9 P.M.--Please note new locations for events at 9:30 & 12:30 p.m., new start time for Senate hearing (3 p.m.), and additional sponsor. WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Explorer and director James Cameron will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 11, with Dr. Susan Avery, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for a series of public events and a Senate hearing. Central to their visit is the display of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER,...

2013-05-31 08:23:24

In its first public display, submersible that 'Avatar' director and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence engineered and piloted for record-breaking solo dive to the deepest place on Earth will begin voyage from California Science Center to final home at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on June 1. LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Explorer and director James Cameron and other officials will celebrate the launch of a cross-country expedition of one of the world's...

2013-03-26 20:20:36

Forms partnership with WHOI to accelerate technology development, ocean research and discovery WOODS HOLE, Mass., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have formed a partnership to stimulate advances in ocean science and technology and build on the historic breakthroughs of the 2012 Cameron-?led DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition exploring deep-ocean trenches. The announcement comes on the one-year...

2012-05-16 02:36:11

SEATTLE, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OceanGate Inc., a Seattle-based ocean exploration venture providing manned deep-sea submersible solutions for researchers, academic institutions, commercial business, and media providers, announced today the opening of its second office location in Miami, Florida. The Miami location will deliver expedition services and enhanced research capabilities for clients based on the East Coast and in the Caribbean. (Logo:...

2012-03-08 01:00:00

Dive to Mariana Trench Will Launch Deep Ocean Research and Exploration Project WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron announced today that he will attempt to reach the world's deepest point, the Mariana Trench, nearly 7 miles (11.2 km) beneath the ocean's surface, in the coming weeks. Cameron's dive in his specially designed submersible marks the launch of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a joint scientific project...

2009-03-09 20:56:09

China is working on plans to send a manned submersible to what it says would be an unprecedented depth of 23,000 feet below the ocean's surface, officials say. Sun Zhihui, director of the State Oceanic Administration, said Monday the deep-sea vehicle was built last year and testing would begin this year, Xinhua reported. The specific timetable for the test was still under discussion. The maximum depth reached in a manned submersible so far is about 21,300 feet, the Chinese-run news agency...