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Manned Sub Reaches Calypso Deep

3D Map of Calypso Deep - Section

The second phase (of five) of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 deep-diving expeditions has now been completed after sub pilot and explorer VictorVescovo and Prince Albert II of Monaco ventured down to the bottom ofthe Calypso Deep, the deepest point in the Mediterranean Sea in February 10. In conjunction with EYOS Expeditions and Triton Submarines, the team reached a newly calculated maximum depth for the

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New Series of ‘First’ Manned Dives in 2020

Triton Victor Vescovo 2020

The groundbreaking Triton 36000/2 will be utilized once again by investor and explorer Victor Vescovo as he embarks on a new series of dives in 2020, visiting never before seen ocean depths and famed historic sites. A collaboration between Triton Submarines, Vescovo and EYOS Expeditions, the Caladan Oceanic expeditions will be documented in real-time between February and July of 2020.

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First Hybrid-Powered Cruise Ship Traverses NW Passage

Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history by being the first battery-hybrid-powered ship to traverse the legendary Northwest Passage. As it arrived in Nome, Alaska, during the evening of September 10, Captain Kai Albrigtsen made a monumental entry in the ship’s logbook: The first complete passage of the more than 3,000 nautical

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3D Archaeological Models of Newly Discovered US WWII Sub

USS Grunion stern

Aberdeen-based subsea 3D-scanning specialist Viewport3 has been collaborating with international explorer Tim Taylor to process pioneering underwater 3D scans on the bow and stern of a U.S. submarine lost in 1942. Viewport3 was contracted by Tim Taylor, CEO of New-York based Tiburon Subsea Services and founder of Ocean Outreach Inc., as part of his ongoing Lost 52 Project, responsible for discovery

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XPRIZE Announces Winners

XPRIZE, which designs and operates incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the winners of the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a global competition to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. The grand prize winner, receiving a total of $4 million, was GEBCO-NF Alumni, an international team based in the United States, while KUROSHIO, from Japan, claimed $1

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