Through the porthole of
a submersible and the eye of a renowned National Geographic
photographer, mid-oceanic ridges and
deep sea vents will burst to life at the 2004 Honorary
Address, Nov. 9. Volcanoes of the Deep Sea is put on by
the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists Educational
Trust Fund, in partnership with the Canadian Society of
Exploration Geophysicists and APEGGA.
National Geographic photographer Emory Kristof leads a tour
of imagery to the depths of the oceans, introducing a sunless
world that flourishes along the Mid-Oceanic Ridges. At over
2,000 feet below sea level, technology will allow those who
attend to discover the scalding black smokers as they billow
ultra-hot fluids, and the unique organisms that exploit these
Mr. Kristof’s work in the deep sea involves a challenging
journey which has led to many scientific breakthroughs. Thanks
to the generosity of corporate sponsors, a complimentary
afternoon presentation for over 2,400 students will help
inspire a new generation of scientific explorers.
A staff photographer with National Geographic for about
35 years, Mr. Kristof has designed, built and successfully
operated sophisticated photographic systems, opening up the
deep sea. Through an impressive career, he’s documented
such phenomena as new life forms on the Galapagos Rift, man’s
first encounter with deep water sharks off Bermuda, and hot
water vent animals in Russia’s Lake Baikal.
Tickets for the Honorary Address evening, starting at 7
p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Centre Street Auditorium
in Calgary, can be purchased through Ticketmaster. The auditorium’s
address is 3200 Second St. N.E., Calgary.
For further information, contact Penny Colton, P.Geoph.,
APEGGA’s Manager, Geoscience Affairs, at 403-262-7714,