Twenty-four astronauts have been on or near the Moon; 12 of them landed on the Moon and actually walked on its surface. By comparison, three people have been to the deepest part of the ocean: Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh in 1960 and James Cameron in 2012. Isn’t it time to do some more ocean exploring?
This July, follow along as 100 of the top ocean explorers gather at Ocean Exploration 2020:A National Forum to shape our nation’s ocean exploration program and a develop strategy for getting there. You will have the opportunity to provide input in defining the future of ocean exploration:
(About the image: An angler fish lies in wait on young lava flows from Volcano W, an active submarine volcano in the Kermadec Arc, located north of New Zealand. This species was previously unknown to inhabit in New Zealand waters prior to being spotted during an expedition in 2005)