Hydro International –
Catch the Next Wave, with its theme ‘Tomorrow’s solutions to today’s ocean challenges’, is a one-day conference organised by New Scientist and Oceanology International on Monday 12th March 2012.
The event will get off to a flying start with a keynote address by Graham Hawkes of Deep Ocean Engineering and Virgin Oceanic.
Keynote speaker Graham Hawkes has been called ‘the Leonardo of submarine design’ by Jeremy Webb, editor-in-chief of New Scientist.
Over the past decade, he has built a series of machines that outperform the rest. He mixes cutting-edge engineering, science and design to build the most imaginative creations.
Graham Hawkes has designed and built over 60 manned submersibles and over 350 Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs).
Hawkes is known for his forward-thinking solutions and his innovative use of materials and systems.
His underwater vehicles include the innovative Atmospheric Diving Suits (ADS) and ROVs which dominated the offshore oil industry segment in the 1970s; the Deep Rover series for science and exploration, most recently used by filmmaker James Cameron in the IMAX film Aliens of the Deep; the Deep Flight series of submersibles; and the design/build of the experimental prototype DeepFlight Challenger, the only full ocean depth manned vehicle.
He is recognised world-wide as a pioneer in innovating state of the art solutions for ocean access.