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A Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring the Ocean Floor with Digital Technology 

Photo: Ocean Networks Canada
Photo: Ocean Networks Canada
Photo: Ocean Networks Canada
Photo: Ocean Networks Canada

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October 7, 2015

The deep seafloor is one of the most remote places on earth, and despite tremendous efforts, our deep diving robots have only offered us a glimpse of this world.  For the first time in history, state of the art digital scanning methods combined with today’s video gaming technology is allowing us to experience some of these deep sea places in all their glory.

Join us for a scientific presentation featuring high definition videos of deep sea black smokers at the Ocean Networks Canada Endeavour node located on the Juan de Fuca Ridge off Vancouver Island.

Dr. Tom Kwasnitschka is a visiting scholar at Ocean Networks Canada. He received his PhD in Geology from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany, and has been a researcher at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel since 2007. His research focuses on robotic exploration of deep ocean environments, particularly in the field of volcanology of seamounts, very deep explosive volcanism, and the evolution of hydrothermal edifices as they rapidly change over time.

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This talk was streamed live on the Vancouver Aquarium’s YouTube channel.

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