Everett, WA - August 29, 2018 – OceanGate, a provider of manned submersible services, and University of The Bahamas (UB) have formed a strategic partnership to address the vast opportunities and challenges in marine sciences and technology through collaboration, exploration and education.
As part of the five-year agreement, OceanGate and UB are collaborating on the development and execution of submersible expeditions and research-based programs. Expeditions and educational opportunities will be made available not only to students and faculty of the University, but also the public audience.
Dean, Pure and Applied Sciences Dr. Carlton Watson underscored the value of the collaboration to meet the goals and objectives set forth by University of The Bahamas.
OceanGate mobilized to the Bahamas in April, as part of a long-term testing program for Titan, its newest five-person submersible. Titan is the world’s first privately owned submersible capable of reaching 4,000 meters, a depth that opens nearly 50% of the world’s oceans to direct human observation. As testing continues, the partnership with UB is crucial in the establishment of a long-term operations base and facility.
OceanGate initially selected Marsh Harbour and Abaco for its testing program because of its easy access to the deep ocean just 15 miles offshore, a nearby international airport, and a very supportive local community.
Research dives also provide an opportunity for training, as OceanGate prepares Titan for the 2019 Titanic Survey Expedition.
Chartered on 10th November 2016, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon for national transformation. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the University of The Bahamas system which includes campuses and centers on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and Abaco, as well as UB online education. UB’s diverse academic programs, research engagements, athletics and leadership development experiences equip our students to become global citizens in a dynamic world.
For more information visit www.ub.edu.bs.
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