Oceans of Opportunity

Expedition K068

In 2002, we supported Expedition Antarctica K068, a cooperative research project between researchers at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Otago. The project investigated the effects of ultraviolet radiation on marine life below the Antarctic sea ice. Dives beneath the annual sea ice were required to deploy instrument sand collect samples. This was one of several early ‘extreme environment’ projects that steered us towards developing new technology and techniques for greater human efficiency while working underwater.

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