Oceanic enigma: Charting the unknown 95%

What lies hidden beneath the sea surface is one of the greatest mysteries on Earth. With alien landscapes, an immense variety of life forms and only 5% of it so far explored, the Ocean is the most fascinating place on our planet. Join Jyotika Virmani, executive director of the Schmidt Ocean Institute, as she uncovers this new era of Ocean discovery providing us with unprecedented abilities to explore the wonderful world beyond our coastline like never before.

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Jyotuja Virmani is an executive director of the Schmidt Ocean Institute. Before this, she was the Executive Director of Planet & Environment at XPRIZE and the Rainforest XPRIZE, a competition for innovations in biodiversity assessment technologies. She was also Executive Director of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE to spur innovations of unmanned and autonomous deep-sea technologies that will allow the global bathymetric community to map the seafloor by 2030.


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