First underwater thesis defence [Openwater]
Last updated: October 25, 2017 at 4:27 am
2015 – On April 20, Mike Irvine, a 27-year-old University of Victoria student, defended his masters thesis at a depth of 6 m (20 ft) off the James Island Road Wharf on the Saanich Peninsula. The subject of his thesis was the use of footage from underwater cameras in education. His defence was broadcasted live on the Internet. Mike Irvine is also the the founder of the Fish Eye Project, which brings together ocean scientists, teachers and students to raise awareness on oceanic environments.
University of Victoria
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.