Immerse: Exploring the Deep (Temporary Exhibition) - Western Australian Maritime Museum

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Immerse: Exploring the Deep (Temporary Exhibition) - Western Australian Maritime Museum

Time: September 30, 2011 at 9:30am to March 2, 2012 at 5pm
Location: Western Australian Maritime Museum
Street: Victoria Quay
City/Town: Fremantle, WA
Website or Map: http://www.museum.wa.gov.au/i…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Western Australian Maritime Museum
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2012

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Event Description

Immerse will plunge the visitor into an alien environment and experience what it's like to explore and work below the ocean.

Immerse will focus on technological innovations, illustrating the challenges, ingenuity and opportunities the underwater industry brings to the broader community. It aims to inspire young people to explore technical, subsea and marine related subjects as future careers by showcasing the offshore industry and research organisations in Western Australia.

People have long been pioneering ways in which to explore and ultimately utilise the resources found on and below the sea-bed.

Helmet and corselet or ‘hard-hat’ diving was introduced to the pearling industry in the 1860s and since then Western Australians have been at the forefront of subsea technological innovation. There are numerous uses of technology underwater, many of which relate to the oil and gas sector. The technologies and skill sets developed here can be utilised in other industries as well as for specific scientific endeavours from the searching for historically significant shipwrecks such as HMAS Sydney, investigating the flora and fauna of the world’s oceans, to finding efficient ways of harvesting marine renewable energy.

This exhibition serves to showcase the clever ways in which humans work underwater and the technology they have designed which allows them to do so.

 

Free Admission into Immerse

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