St Cross Fellow Anthony Geffen Takes Part in Mission to Five Deepest Places on Earth
St Cross Fellow by Special Election, award-winning filmmaker and producer Anthony Geffen, is taking part in the world's first expedition to visit the five deepest places on earth.
The Five Deeps Expedition is the result of a collaboration between explorer Victor Vescovo, EYOS Expeditions, Triton Submarines, and other deep water experts who have spent over three years planning the mission. They will be using a specially designed and built one-of-a-kind two-person deep sea research submersible called the Limiting Factor, the world's first commercially certified full ocean depth submersible. In December 2018, the mission will dive the Puerto Rico Trench (8,648m below sea level), in January 2019 the South Sandwich Trench of the Southern Ocean (8,248m BSL), in March the Java Trench of the Indian Ocean (7,725m BSL), in May the Mariana Trench/Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean (10,898m BSL) and in August the Malloy Deep of the Arctic Ocean (5,669m BSL).
Anthony Geffen will be capturing footage of the mission. For now, the mission is a private rather than a commercial endeavour, but there are plans to screen the footage at a later date with the Discovery Channel.
Of the mission, Anthony said: “This is one of the most significant explorations and scientific expeditions of the last century,” he says. “Each of the dives is like following a moon shot. And our partnership with Discovery Channel gives us the chance to bring millions around the world into the cockpit of the submersible and provide them with a viewing experience unlike any before it.”
Wednesday 19 December 2018
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