IMO established an historic milestone by reaching the depths of The Atacama Trench

Friday, February 9, 2018

A scientific team of the Millennium Institute of Oceanography achieved to immerse down to 8.081 meters within the Atacama Trench, with the ambitious and always complicated goal of studying the deep ocean.

On board the research vessel AGS-61 “Cabo de Hornos” and with a Lander’s help – autonomous, unmanned and free fall vehicle- designed by the prestigious engineer Kevin Hardy, IMO reached the successful achievement of being the first team of Chilean oceanographers that descends to the deepest point of this marine trench, off the coast of Antofagasta.

This event -that marks an unprecedent landmark for oceanography in Chile- has been collected by national and international media.

Down below, are enclosed some of the links to several websites and internet portals, where you can find the articles (in spanish) that explain the importance of this expedition, in order to provide you with more precise information and accurate data about the results of this research.

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