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Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul
Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures
HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecture Series
Howison Lectures in Philosophy
Jefferson Memorial Lectures
Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture
Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture
Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade
October 13, 2011
— 4:10 PM
International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
It has been more than 50 years since the first and only human expedition to the deepest part of the sea. How has the technology to take humans directly into the sea for research and exploration evolved over the years and what does the future hold for human exploration of inner space? In her second lecture Dr. Earle examines marine technology of the past, the present, and future of ocean exploration.
Dr. Sylvia Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author, lecturer, and experienced field research scientist. She is President of The Sea Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission is to create awareness of the ocean’s importance to all life, explore global waters, and inspire conservation action. In 1992 Dr. Earle founded Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER Marine), which pioneers technologies for scientific ocean research and exploration. DOER is owned and operated by Elizabeth Taylor and Ian Griffith who are working with Dr. Earle to develop technologies for working access to full ocean depth. Early in her career, she led the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project. Among several diving records she was the first person to dive solo to a depth of 1,250 ft (381 m) without being connected to a support vessel. Dr. Earle has authored more than 180 publications, has led more than 100 expeditions worldwide, and logged over 7,000 hours underwater in connection with her research. She is an Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society and was the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chief Scientist from 1990 to 1992.
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