BALLARD, Robert

USA (1942- )

Last updated: February 14, 2017 at 3:03 am

Underwater explorer; retired United States Navy officer; discoverer of the RMS Titanic and many other shipwrecks including German battleship Bismarck, the USS Yorktown and JFK’s PT-109; National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence; President of the Institute for Exploration; created the Center for Ocean Exploration and Archaeological Oceanography, at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 2003.

Honours and Awards:

NOGI Award (Science, 1975)
Beneath the Sea Diver of the Year

Website(s):

Nautilus Live

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