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Cameron & Avery: Photo credit Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

James Cameron Gifts 'Deepsea Challenger' to Woods Hole

The Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron partners with Woods Hole Oceanographic Intitution to accelerate  technology development. The partnership aims 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 anniversary of Cameron's unprecedented solo dive to 35,787 feet, almost 11,000 meters, to the deepest place on Earth - the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench - in the vertically-deployed vehicle he and his team engineered, the

(Photo: SULIS Aquatic Technologies)

Atlantic Canada Profiles: SULIS

distortions and aberrations that must be properly considered in the optical design process.”   It is these sorts of optical limitations that have been the standard for years.   Before founding SULIS, Gobi developed the world’s first 3D-HD and 5K full-ocean-depth cameras for James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger submersible. “Jim had very exacting standards for what he wanted. It just wasn’t available on the market, so we had to start from scratch,” Gobi said.   This is what SULIS was built on; taking explorers, scientists and filmmakers of the world

James Bellingham will begin work as the Director of the WHOI Center for Marine Robotics in early fall 2014. Bellingham comes to WHOI from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. (Photo courtesy of MBARI)

Bellingham Named Director of WHOI Robotics Center

Ocean Exploration Trust. The CMR Advisory Board members are a distinguished group with deep experience and commitment to ocean science. Among its members are former Chief of Naval Operations Gary Roughead, Academy Award winning screenwriter, director and producer, and deepsea expedition leader James Cameron, and former Director of Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation Larry Clark. “We've worked with Jim since his days at MIT in the early ‘90s. Our relationship has been both collaborative and respectfully competitive,” said interim CMR Director Dana Yoerger

(Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic)

Ocean Science and Exploration Focus on Capitol Hill

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, the only human-occupied vehicle currently able to access the deepest parts the ocean. Cameron developed the vehicle over seven years and used it in March 2012 to dive to the deepest spot in the ocean, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. One year later, Cameron donated the vehicle to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Deepsea Challenger in transit: Photo credit USN

Deepsea Challenger a Hit in Navy Museum

The record-breaking manned submersible was brought to the Navy Yard to be with the Trieste, which is housed in the National Museum of the United States Navy.
 The Navy museum says that a large number of school children stop by to see Deepsea Challenger, a submarine designed by James Cameron, Academy Award-winning film director and diver, and Ron Allum, Deepsea Challenger pilot. The craft was built to explore the Marianas Trench's deepest point of "Challenger Deep". In March of 2012, Cameron, diving solo in Deepsea Challenger, replicated the U.S. Navy's Bathyscaphe Trieste's 1960 dive of

ames Camerons on board the Deepsea Challenger (image courtesy of James Cameron)

SubConn, James Cameron and WHOI Face Deepsea Challenges

Following a cross-country journey with stops at science institutions, museums and even Capitol Hill, filmmaker and explorer James Cameron recently handed over the Deepsea Challenger, the only human occupied vehicle currently able to access the very deepest parts of the ocean, to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Here, this impressive submersible system will be put to good use as a state-of-the-art scientific platform for future deep sea missions. The Deepsea Challenger Enabling James Cameron to make his nearly 11-kilometer descent to the deepest place on earth, exploring the ocean floor

Triton 36000/3 Full Ocean Depth (Credit: Triton)

Designer Ron Allum, Triton Submarines Seek Visionary

James Cameron’s film, “Deepsea Challenge 3D”, made its recent premier in cinemas worldwide. With the movie debut underway, Deepsea Challenger Chief Designer, Ron Allum and Triton Submarines, LLC have started working on the next ocean depth submersible, featuring a transparent pressure hull made of glass.  “As the film shows, Deepsea Challenger was very much a proof of concept vehicle,” says Allum. “The Triton 36000/3 takes us to the next stage, the world’s first commercially capable three-person submersible capable of diving to any place in the ocean

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Ocean vs Space: Exploration and the Quest to Inspire the Public

Curiosity Rover, a mission that successfully landed a robot 54.6 million kilometers from Earth, on Mars, in August 2012. This phenomenal achievement made front-page news globally and, with each new finding, continued to generate massive global interest. At approximately the same time, in March 2012, James Cameron, one of the world’s best known movie directors, personally embarked on an extremely dangerous mission to the bottom of the Mariana Trench (approximately 11 kilometers deep and approximately 300 kilometers from the nearest land). As the third person in human history to do this (Jacques Piccard

BLUE 2014 Film Competition Finalists Chosen

2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The winners in each category will be announced at the centerpiece event, the BLUE Carpet Awards at The Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Petersburg on November 7. Four of this year’s most anticipated films include a special screening from Academy Award winner James Cameron of “James Cameron’s DeepSea Challenge 3D”, and three of this year’s finalists: Gisela Kaufman’s “Shark Girl” (Kaufman Productions), Angela Sun’s “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” (Sunshine Productions) and John Bowermaster&r

Zajonc Named to Tecton Board of Directors

to his work with technical experts, Mr. Zajonc has also worked with cinematographers from around the world during expeditions, including Emmy Award winner Mark Stouffer with National Geographic and IMAX film director and producer Stephen Low. He also met and drafted the ship charter agreements for James Cameron on his trips to Titanic for the IMAX movie "Ghosts of the Abyss", and the Bismarck for the high-definition television production "Jim Cameron's Expedition Bismarck" for Discovery Channel.  

A Record-setting Journey to the Atacama Trench

(San Diego, CA), and Pisces Design (La Jolla, CA). The 14.8vdc/32Ah battery pod with internal BMS to power the LEDs worked well (Global Ocean Design). The pressure compensated LED lights have some improvement needed to function more reliably.With the trench so close to the shore, Hadal Explorer James Cameron, who stayed in touch with the expedition, surmised that gigantism might be observed among the Atacama Trench benthic amphipods. Samples of large amphipods were indeed captured in baited traps.Benthic landers allow any institution or agency of any size, in any country, the opportunity to explore

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