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“Explorer No.1” Successfully Completed the First 10,000 Meters Level Deepwater Expedition, HTOU Leaders Invited to Attend the Welcoming Ceremony

2017/3/17 8:56:52

At 8 a.m. on the morning of August 12, 2016, after the completion of 84 scientific expedition tasks in the Pacific ocean’s Marian Trench, China’s 4500-meter manned submersible and working mother boat “Explorer No.1” finished its maiden voyage back to Sanya. As the first 10,000 meter deepwater scientific expedition in the ocean technology history, its huge success indicates that ten-thousand meter deep sea investigation is no longer the forbidden area in China’s ocean technological research.

Xiang Libin, vice-president of Chinese Academy of Science and Wang Lu, vice-governor of Hainan province attended the reception ceremony. HTOU leaders Party Secretary Wei Yong, President Cao Yu, vice president Guo Jianchun were invited to attend the ceremony. They shook hands with more than 60 team members and crews. After the ceremony, HTOU leaders exchanged ideas with directors of Deep-Sea Research Institute of CAS in terms of deepening the ocean disciplines, scientific innovation, establishment and sharing of labs, cultivation of talents and students’ practical training, etc. and they reached a consensus.

HTOU leaders, together with ocean experts, scholars and heads of managerial departments from home and abroad visited the telescopic labs and listened to reports respectively made by scientists Ding Kang, Liu Xinwu and Peng Xiaotong.

It is learnt that “Explorer No. 1 “started off on June 22 from Sanya. The whole voyage lasted 52 days with a round voyage covering 6555 sea miles. High-tech equipments provided by CAS and Hainan province were adopted in this scientific expedition. A large number of rare samples and data have been collected from different depth sections, among which four scientific achievements are ranked No. one in the world.

Su Lixing, head of president office and Lin Chixian, head of research & technology department of HTOU attended the ceremony and the meeting.

Written by:Luo Yi   Translated by:Zhang Luyu   Proofread by:Zhang Shuai

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