Alvin was the first manned deep-sea submersible – a vessel capable of taking crew down to the ocean floor.
British writer and explorer who promoted the protection and preservation of ancient Egyptian sites
GPS uses a series of orbiting satellites that receive and send radio signals to determine location and, in some cases, speed.
British navigator and explorer who explored the Pacific Ocean and several islands in this region. He is credited as the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands.
James Cook explored much of the Pacific Ocean, and became the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, already inhabited by Polynesians
She was a French botanist and explorer. She unknowingly became the first woman to sail around the entire globe.
Jeanne Baret unknowingly became the first woman to circumnavigate the globe while working as a botanist collecting and studying plants around the world
Oceanographer and geologist who helped create the first map of the ocean floor, proving that it was not just the flat surface most people believed it to be.
He was a leading maritime explorer of Australia. He named the continent and produced the most accurate early atlas of the geography
Matthew Flinders’ expeditions lead to the discovery that Australia was not part of a larger land mass, but was its own island continent, which he mapped and became the first European to circumnavigate
The first African-American to reach one of earth’s farthest places – the North Pole.
He led the first expedition to reach the South Pole and was the first person to successfully traverse the Northwest Passage.
Roald Amunsen’s Arctic and Antarctic expeditions took him to some of the farthest places on earth still not yet discovered, including the South Pole
Controlled by a crew aboard a vessel on the surface, ROVs can explore and work in the deepest parts of the ocean.
He is known for mysteriously disappearing while leading an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, a waterway that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in northern Canada
SONAR is a tool that allows ships and other vessels to find and identify objects in the water through a system of sound pulses and echoes.
Sylvia A. Earle is an American marine biologist, explorer, and activist for protecting our world’s ocean and its inhabitants
Submerged underwater, the Tektite laboratory allowed scientist to explore the ocean floor longer and more up close.