DAVID GALLO, AMERICAN OCEANOGRAPHER & EXPLORER
For more than 30 years, David Gallo, Ph.D., has been at the forefront of ocean exploration, participating in and being witness to the development of new technologies and scientific discoveries that shape our view of Planet Earth. He has participated in expeditions to all of the world’s oceans and was one of the first scientists to use acombination of robots and submarines to explore the deep seafloor. Most recently, he co-led an expedition to create the first detailed and comprehensive map of the RMS Titanic. He also co-led the successful U.S. effort to locate the wreck site of Air France Flight 447. He is currently involved in planning a series of expeditions to the Mediterranean on the trail of the Atlantis myth and an Antarctic expedition to locate the remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endeavor.
Dr. Gallo serves as senior advisor for strategic initiatives at the Center for Climate and Life of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Previously, he was director of special projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution—a preeminent, globally recognized scientific laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Gallo has appeared in numerous documentaries on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, and National Geographic and has been featured on numerous television news programs and networks, including the Weather Channel, PBS’s Need to Know, MSNBC’s The Ed Show, NBC’s Today Show, and Face the Nation. He is currently a CNN Ocean Analyst.