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Celebrated Oceanographer and Explorer David Gallo to Visit GCU

Dave Gallo

David Gallo, Ph.D, is the ultimate explorer whose research and adventures continue to captivate audiences worldwide.

The well-known scientist brings stories from his travels, discoveries, and deep sea research at Georgian Court University on Wednesday, October 17, at 6:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and free registration can be completed at https://georgian.edu/event/headline-speaker-david-gallo/. Tickets must be reserved online in advance.

Currently, he 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.

Dr. Gallo was the co-leader of the 2011 expedition that successfully found the remains of the missing aircraft, Air France 447. In the hunt for the missing aircraft, Dr. Gallo’s search team deployed unmanned underwater vehicles to scan the 2.5-mile deep and rocky underwater terrain off Brazil’s northeast coast. The wreck site was located two years after the plane disappeared.

He also co-led the 2010 mission that developed the first comprehensive map of the RMS Titanic and directed a voyage to find the lost World War II submarine, the USS Grunion.

Dr. Gallo has appeared in several documentaries on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and National Geographic as well as being a frequent media guest and TED speaker. His 2007 TED talk on “Underwater Astonishments,” for example, has been viewed more than 14 million times.

The highly respected researcher is also planning of a series of expeditions to the Mediterranean to uncover information about the fabled Lost City of Atlantis and an Antarctic journey that will be searching for remains of Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, which sunk below the ice on November 21, 1915.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at HazletGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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