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 Young (B.S., MIT, Ph.D, Oxford) is an ocean engineer, aquanaut, and explorer currently working at X. She was a scientist and engineer on Fabian Cousteau’s Mission 31 and is currently chief scientist of the Pisces VI deepsea research submarine and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.