Mission 31 goes live

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A project entitled Mission 31 has set out today to build on Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s groundbreaking experiments in saturation and habitat exploration. Utilising the Aquarius lab, located 9 miles off the coast of Key Largo, Florida, the team, which includes Cousteau’s grandson Fabien, aims to expand Cousteau’s original Conshelf experiment by one day and at a depth 30 feet deeper than the original.

While living in the habitat, the team aims to study and highlight three main areas, climate change and the related challenges of ocean acidification, ocean pollution with an emphasis on the effects of plastics and overconsumption of resources with specific focus on the decline of biodiversity.

The project will be broadcasting live video feeds of the team throughout the project