Our next great odyssey
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STANLEY GRAY LECTURE: The Human Exploration of the Deep Ocean - Our Next Great Odyssey

Attend or watch live!
19:00 GMT Wednesday 11 July 2018
Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport, UK

The majority of our planet remains unknown. The deep ocean is the greatest and most critical frontier of our generation. Whenever we have travelled beyond the horizon, what we discover there has changed what we know and how we live with our planet. Millions of species are yet to be discovered. New cures to diseases are to be found. The ocean's potential for our sustainable development can be unlocked. The power of ocean data can be realised. The origins of life itself are within our grasp. When we journey into the unknown, we move forward. With technological developments with autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and even Human Occupied vehicles (GOVS) - manned submersibles -we now have the technology to explore more of our planet in the next 10 years than we have in the last 100,000.

Nekton’s Mission I is a testament to what is possible. Results have just been published that include the discovery of over 100 new species and the confirmation of a new zone in the ocean - the Rariphotic Zone (Rare Light Zone) from 130m to 300m. With an average depth of 4200m, Nekton’s Mission to explore the depths of the ocean to reveal the unknown for the benefit of humanity has only just begun.


18.00 Refreshments/Registration
18.00 - 19.00 Tours of the Alliance
19.00 - 20.00 Lecture
20.00 - 21.00 Drinks reception

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