The Five Deeps was as much about science as it was extreme exploration. One could not hope to understand the ocean without understanding as much of it as possible. Until one understands the ocean, one cannot hope to protect and nurture it.
The Five Deeps Expedition’s scientific program was led by renowned chief scientist Dr. Alan Jamieson, Newcastle University, and will, in time, bring forth findings from never-before-explored depths to the global academic, oceanographic and environmental communities. The expedition provided Jamieson the unprecedented opportunity to sample life across a gradient of depths, temperatures, salinity, food supply, latitude and in places around the world that were formed, split, or united millions of years ago by the shifting of the Earth’s tectonic plates.