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OiA ’19 Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, on stage at Catch The Next Wave in San Diego in 2017. Photo: Oceanology International

Oi Americas Set for San Diego

Filmmaker James Cameron to open future-focused Catch the Next Wave conference with specially made welcome videoAfter 50 years as a mouthpiece and marketplace for the most transformative developments in ocean science and technology, Oceanology International (Oi) is due to celebrate its half-century with the Oceanology International Americas 2019 (OiA ‘19) conference and exhibition in the San Diego Convention Center, 25-27 February 2019, organised in association with The Maritime Alliance and featuring a Welcome Video by filmmaker James Cameron among its many highlights.From its comparatively

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Alucia2 Installing FarSounder 3D FLS

in 2010 by Freire Shipyard. Advanced wet and dry marine research labs as well as a media and production center, suitable for professional-grade film production are some of its innovative features. Principals involved with OceanX include Ray Dalio and his son Mark Dalio, along with famed director James Cameron

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Voices: Professor Cui Weicheng

some of the world’s most preeminent figures in deep ocean science and technology, including Bathyscaph Trieste pilot #1 Dr. Don Walsh, Dr. Sylvia Earle who brings her Ocean Everest advocacy, Russia’s MIR Program Director Dr. Anatoly Sagalevich, DEEPSEA CHALLENGER co-designer and explorer James Cameron, WHOI’s Andy Bowen, Newcastle University’s Dr. Alan Jamison, Scripps Institution’s Dr. Douglas Bartlett, and other distinguished scientists and engineers.In addition to starting the HAST program at Shanghai Ocean University, Cui is advising a start-up group founding Westlake

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Mapping the Future

the ocean all within 24-hours. Our independent expert judging panel will assess the maps against a gold-standard baseline maps to see how well the solutions performed. They will, along with the help of the public, judge the images that the solutions bring back to us.We understand that movie director James Cameron was involved in the early stages of the prize’s development; is he still on board and actively working with you, or following developments?Mr. Cameron has been a long-time advocate for ocean exploration, and, of course, mounted his own expedition to the Mariana Trench in 2012. He is also

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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

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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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

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

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.  

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