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March 16, 2017
MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series @ Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego
Topic: Chinese Exploration of Ocean Trenches
Speaker: Kevin Hardy, Founder, Global Ocean Design, San Diego, CA
Abstract: The Shanghai Ocean University, located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is leading the aggressive development of a sustainable means to access the deepest ocean trenches on a predicable, if not routine, basis. Prof. Weicheng Cui, anointed “Hero of the Deep Sea” by the Chinese government for his development of the 7km rated Jiaolong submersible, manages the project. His unique funding model includes private and city investment, with the goal of technology transfer to a close-coupled ocean-centered, high tech industrial park. Four unique surface support vessels are being developed to carry the HOV Rainbow Fish to its dive sites, two large monohulls, typical of gyre scale oceanographic research ships, and two exotic vessels, a tri-hull catamaran, and an icebreaker.
This talk will describe the hadal landers and ARVs, Autonomous Remotely-controlled Vehicles, what we in the west refer to as HROVs. Shallower diving submersibles from Graham Hawkes are also planned. The twin MIRs may reluctantly be moved from Russia to China, which can support the submersibles.
The talk will show a number of creative approaches the Chinese are bringing to solve the many problem associated with such a massive undertaking.
Speaker bio: Kevin Hardy founded Global Ocean Design after retiring from a career at Scripps Institution of Oceanography that spanned 40-years. Along with his wife, Michelle, Kevin was an invited lecturer to the Shanghai Ocean University, and the adjacent Lingang High Tech Business Park, in early August 2016.
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