Scripps Technical Forum

Scripps Technical Forum: Into the Deep with SubC: The Tech Behind the Hunt for the Colossal Squid (Webinar)

DateThursday, October 12, 2023 | 12:00 PM
ContactCanon Purdy |

Join us as SubC Imaging collaborates with KOLOSSAL to uncover the mysteries of the elusive colossal squid. Spearheaded by the ocean non-profit KOLOSSAL, this unique collaboration brings together a polar tourism vessel, cutting-edge underwater technology, and marine biology expertise. The mission: repeatedly deploy a deep-sea camera into the Southern Ocean with the goal to find and study the colossal squid before 2025, the hundred-year anniversary of the first discovery of the species.

In this webinar, we'll delve into the technology behind this historic mission, showcasing SubC Imaging's innovative systems designed to capture elusive footage of the world's largest invertebrate in its natural habitat. Featuring Brent Lackey, Lead Engineer behind the expedition's camera system from SubC Imaging, and SIO alumnus Matt Mulrennan, Marine Scientist and CEO of ocean exploration nonprofit KOLOSSAL, we’ll also share footage from last year’s inaugural deployments.

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