October 16, 2017

Oliver Steeds Opens Teledyne Marine Conference

  • Oliver Steeds, Chief Executive, Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)
  • The Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop kicked off Monday, October 16, 2017 in San Diego, Calif., at the Catamaran Resort. The event attracted more than 270 registrants from around the globe, to meet with more than 100 representatives from Teledyne Marine to discuss emerging topics and technologies in the global ocean and subsea space. (Photo: Teledyne Marine)
  • Oliver Steeds, Chief Executive, Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein) Oliver Steeds, Chief Executive, Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)
  • The Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop kicked off Monday, October 16, 2017 in San Diego, Calif., at the Catamaran Resort. The event attracted more than 270 registrants from around the globe, to meet with more than 100 representatives from Teledyne Marine to discuss emerging topics and technologies in the global ocean and subsea space. (Photo: Teledyne Marine) The Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop kicked off Monday, October 16, 2017 in San Diego, Calif., at the Catamaran Resort. The event attracted more than 270 registrants from around the globe, to meet with more than 100 representatives from Teledyne Marine to discuss emerging topics and technologies in the global ocean and subsea space. (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

"The deep ocean is the beating heart of our planet, and the most important part of our planet is the least known part of our planet," said Oliver Steeds, Chief Executive, Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute, the first keynote speaker at the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop, which kicked off Monday, October 16, 2017 in San Diego, Calif., at the Catamaran Resort. The event attracted more than 270 registrants from around the globe, to meet with more than 100 representatives from Teledyne Marine to discuss emerging topics and technologies in the global ocean and subsea space.

Steeds compared funding for space exploration to funding for ocean exploration during his presentation entitled "The Next Great Odyssey of Human Endeavor: Exploring the Oceans," in calling for a cooperation among science, business and governments to explore the deep ocean. "We don't know (fully) the deep ocean's function, its resilience or its health," said Steeds.
 
The next mission from Nekton, Nekton II, is set to embark from 2018 to 2021 with a cumulative six expeditions in te Indian Ocean, which Steeds called "the least researched, and the least protected ocean on the planet," with more than two billion people living on is shores.
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