Something major in the ocean exploration community happened last Friday. We lost the Nereus HROV while it was exploring the Kemadec Trench in the South Pacific, one of the deepest trenches in the world, while on an incredible 6 mile dive. Nereus was a one-of-a-kind robot and a real loss.
Grace is an MIT ocean engineer, aquanaut, and scientist with Cousteau's Mission 31. She's currently a PhD student at University of Oxford, chief scientist for the Pisces VI deepsea submarine, and National Geographic Emerging Explorer.