2022 Fall Donoho Colloquium speaker James P. Delgado, Ph.D., RPA - SEARCH2O, Senior Vice President
There are some two million shipwrecks in the oceans, lakes and rivers of the world, and a number of them lie at great depth in the largely unexplored, uncharted global ocean. Increasingly, technology and systematic survey is discovering these wrecks. Drawing on five decades of experience in archaeology and the science of shipwrecks, the mechanics and the technology of this exploration and what it has revealed, we see an analog for exploration beyond the Earth, but we also see in what we find not only unknown deep sea landscapes, “aliens of the deep," and technological application in extreme environments. We see a range of human history that reflects not only the ships, but the people and the stories associated with them. Those human connections help make this science relevant. The ships and their stories also offer insights into the past, human nature, and add to our understanding of history but also human nature.
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