Come and meet th­ese in­spir­ing “women of the wa­ter” at ADEX Sin­ga­pore 2017.

Scuba Diver Australasia - - Cristina Zenato -

the NGS Sus­tain­able Seas Ex­pe­di­tions, and the sub­ject of the 2014 Net­flix film,

She has led more than 100 ex­pe­di­tions and logged more than 7,000 hours un­der­wa­ter, in­clud­ing lead­ing the first team of women aqua­nauts dur­ing the Tek­tite Pro­ject in 1970, set­ting a record for solo div­ing in 1,000 me­tres depth.

Her re­search is in ma­rine ecosys­tems with spe­cial ref­er­ence to ex­plo­ration, con­ser­va­tion and the de­vel­op­ment and use of new tech­nolo­gies. Her fo­cus is on de­vel­op­ing a global net­work of ar­eas in the ocean, “Hope Spots”, to safe­guard the liv­ing sys­tems that pro­vide the un­der­pin­nings of global pro­cesses, from main­tain­ing bio­di­ver­sity and yield­ing ba­sic life sup­port ser­vices to pro­vid­ing sta­bil­ity and re­siliency in re­sponse to ac­cel­er­at­ing cli­mate change.

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