PICCARD, Jacques, Ph.D.
Last updated: May 29, 2018 at 3:57 am
Oceanographer; engineer; first person – along with Lt. Don Walsh – to have reached the deepest point on the earth’s surface, the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench on January 23, 1960 aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste; built four submarines including the Auguste Piccard, the world’s first passenger submarine; founder of the Foundation for the Study and Protection of Seas and Lakes; son of Auguste Piccard; father of Bertrand Piccard.
The deepest point of the Challenger Deep is deeper than the depth reached by the bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960.
Hubbard Medal (2012)
NOGI (Science, 1967)
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