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What technology is used on the International Space Station and how are astronauts trained to use it? How are objects like space capsules recovered from the sea? In what kind of projects does the Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research use deep sea divers, submersibles and robotics? Tonight we’ll hear from a man with the
first-hand expertise required to answer such intriguing questions.

John Bouvier was not always a Southampton Town Councilman. He attended the University of California,.has a Masters degree in mechanical engineering, as well as numerous certificates in fields related to underwater and space exploration. He began his career as a diver for the energy industry. He was a saturation diver and worked on several deep diving projects for both the public and private sectors, including the Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research. He joined Deep Ocean Engineering where he worked on the design and deployment of Deep
Rover–a one man, one atmosphere, submersible–and Rig Rover–a tethered, remotely operated robotic system for supporting and monitoring offshore oil drilling operations.

Details:

SPEAKER: John Bouvier, Southampton Town Councilman and former NASA engineer
CO-SPONSORS Montauk Observatory and School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University

LOCATION: Chancellors Hall, Stony Brook University Southampton Campus
239 Montauk Highway, Southampton NY 11968

ADMISSION: Free. No registration is necessary.

FURTHER INFO or QUESTIONS: http://www.MontaukObservatory.com or
MontaukObservatory@gmail.com