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Extreme Engineering: Reaching the Deep.

19 Mar 2008

At The Manchester Museum on Wednesday 26 March at 6.30pm.

How do we get to the bottom of our oceans? What lives there? How is it filmed for TV shows like the BBC's Blue Planet?

Join three leading experts to find out the answers to these questions and pose your own. Come along to the reception at 6.30pm to explore some of the tools of the trade.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Gwyn Griffiths
    Head, Underwater Systems Laboratory, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
    Gwyn Griffiths leads a team of thirty engineers and applied scientists devising and building robotic undersea vehicles and sensors to improve our understanding of the deep ocean environment.
  • Dr Mark Shields
    Post-doctoral Research Associate, Environmental Research Institute, UHI, Millenium Institute, Thurso
    Mark is a genuine biologist who studies organisms living on the floor in extreme environments, with a particular interest in the deep waters of the Arctic and tidal channels of British coastal water.
  • Simon Nash
    Producer - BBC Natural History Unit
    Television producer for BBC1 series including: Abyss - Live (2002); The Abyss - Live (2003); and Planet Earth - Ocean Deep (2006). Footage that Simon filmed was also used in Deep Blue, the movie based on Blue Planet.

In the Kanaris Lecture Theatre, The Manchester Museum.

Entry is free but booking is required, please ring:

  • 0161 275 2648

A NW BA Branch event in association with The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester and The Blue Planet Live! Show.