Grace Young | Ocean Engineer

Feb 5, 2021  14:00 - Feb 4, 2021 14:45

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

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Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Grace Young is a Lead Scientist at X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory (formerly GoogleX), where her team is creating radical new technologies to protect the ocean while feeding humanity sustainably. An avid sailor, diver and National Geographic Explorer, Grace is passionate about developing tools to better understand, explore and manage the ocean. In 2019, she filmed the National Geographic documentary “The Secret of the Ocean”, where she explores connections between 300 million year old fossils in mountains and modern day coral reefs. She has developed robots, imaging systems, and other technologies for MIT, CERN, NASA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and assists National Geographic in various initiatives to educate and inspire young people about the ocean. In 2014 she lived underwater for 15 days as a mission scientist on Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31, the youngest Aquarius aquanaut at the time. Grace also serves as Chief Scientist for the Pisces VI deep sea research submarine.

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