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The Five Deeps Expedition: the world's first manned expedition to the deepest point in each of the five oceans


Friday 10 January, 7.00 pm-8.00 pm, Newcastle University – Ridley Building 2, room RIDB2.1.65

with Dr.  Alan Jamieson, Newcastle University

The Five Deeps Expedition was the first to reach the deepest point in each of the Earth’s five oceans: the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic, South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean, Java Trench in the Indian Ocean, Challenger Deep in the Pacific and Molloy Deep in the Arctic. The expedition covered 87,000 km in 10 months and marked the first time any human had visited the bottom of the Java, Puerto Rico* or South Sandwich trenches.

Join us to hear more about one of the most exciting expeditions in recent times and hear how the expedition provided Alan Jamieson with the unprecedented opportunity to sample life across a gradient of depths, temperatures, salinity, food supply, latitude and in places around the world that were formed, split, or united millions of years ago by the shifting of the Earth’s tectonic plates.