Honoring a Trailblazer: The USNS Robert Ballard
Sharing an ASPN Golden Oldie for a Historic Occasion!
In this special rebroadcast of the American Blue Economy Podcast, we revisit our interview with renowned ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. This rerun is particularly timely as the US Navy recently announced that their next oceanographic survey ship will be named after Ballard - the USNS Robert Ballard. In this episode, host Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet (Ret.) sits down with Ballard to discuss his incredible career and many innovative advances in the field of ocean exploration. From his role in establishing NOAA's Office for Ocean Exploration and Research to his groundbreaking discoveries in the deep sea, including the RMS Titanic, Ballard shares insights into his fascinating work and personal life. Gallaudet and Ballard also discuss their longstanding connections in the world of ocean science, technology, and adventure. Don't miss this opportunity to dive into the life and achievements of one of the greatest explorers of our time.