Ocean Discovery League recently participated in the fourth Young Explorers Program with OceanX aboard OceanXplorer providing hands-on research and mentorship opportunities to 15 university students in the fields of storytelling, marine biology, and ocean exploration.
The current expense of studying the deep seas stymies many research initiatives, so scientists have developed a low-cost imaging and sensor device to make access to the deep sea more equal. Dr. Katy Croff Bell explains the how the idea was developed and what the future of Maka Niu looks like.
ODL’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Brian Kennedy's opinion piece about why the Pacific Remote Islands need protection. He emphasizes the importance of sanctuary protections to exclude destructive activities and enable ongoing scientific research.
ODL is part of a multi-disciplinary team recently awarded a $5M NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant to develop Ocean Vision AI (OVAI). OVAI uses the power of artificial intelligence to process ocean imagery.
In partnership with Sharks Pacific, ODL is currently co-hosting a workshop for Cook Islanders ages 16-24 in ocean exploration, technology, and research using our Maka Niu camera and other technology.
Katy Croff Bell was interviewed for the December 2020 issue of National Geographic Magazine about why diversity is so important for science and exploration. “If we’re actually going to explore the entire ocean...we need new communities of people to be involved.”
Systems R&D Lead Engineer Dr. Jessica Sandoval was recently named to The Explorers Club 50 Explorers to Watch. "I hope to lead by example and show that a Latina woman can push past barriers of representation and change the notion of what it means to be an ocean explorer."
The "My Deep Sea, My Backyard" project aims to allow previously marginalized communities to step into the deep sea conversation by giving them the capability to explore, understand, and manage their deep sea backyard.
CBS's "Mission Unstoppable" Features Katy Croff Bell
Be inspired by female STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) superstars in leading fields including social media, entertainment, animals, design, and the internet.
The partnership is a natural extension of Slack for Good’s mission to increase the number of historically underrepresented individuals in tech, and it ties into Slack’s broader sustainability effort.
Katy Croff Bell featured on National Geographic's Women of Impact
In her two decades of working in marine science and deep sea exploration, Dr. Katy Croff Bell has set her sights on having more women leaders on board.
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