Expedition to various points in the Pacific Ocean.
Dr Kathy Sullivan, the first woman to the bottom of Challenger Deep
Three additional dives to the “Eastern Pool” of Challenger Deep
First 4K video recording of Challenger Deep
Extensive topological and ecological survey
Descent of Kelly Walsh, Dr. Don Walsh’ son, to the bottom of the Western Pool of Challenger Deep – 60 years after has father did it
Three additional dives into Challenger Deep including the Western, Central and Eastern Pools
Further topographical and marine life survey of the entire Challenger Deep for a cumulative total in 2020 of eight dives, all piloted by Victor Vescovo.
First multiple lander descents to the Nero, Tinian, Saipan and Rota Deeps in the Northern Mariana Trench
Extensive scientific research across different depths and locations
Continued deep-water multibeam mapping for NOAA priority areas
Continued extensive mapping of previously unmapped seafloors in the Japan, Kamchatka, and Aleutian Islands Trenches
Cross the threshold of over one million square kilometers of new multibeam mapping since early 2019
End this phase of the Ring of Fire expedition in Hawaii for ships and sub maintenance and refit
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