President of RMS Titanic, Inc., the "salvor in possession" of the Titanic wreck according to a U.S. district court, Tulloch has been exploring the wreck for eight years. He is passionate about the Titanic, and one of his staff members describes him as "possessed of the kind of energy that comes only from obsession". "George is incredibly energetic," says filmmaker Alex Lindsay. "He's like a human hand grenade, up and on the phone first thing on the morning." His flamboyance and background have made him an easy target for detractors, but those who've worked closely with him take him in stride. "He's incredibly dedicated and motivated, and the success of these expeditions is due principally to him," says Lindsay.
People who've worked with Nargeolet are quick to point out that he's spent more time on the Titanic than Captain Smith ever did. They will also tell you that he is calm and solid, someone to fight next to on the battlefield, or to pick to share a 6-feet diameter can of sardine for 10 hours straight. Nargeolet was trained in the French navy. He was certified for deep-sea diving in 1973. He joined the French oceanographic institute IFREMER in 1984 and oversaw all technical aspects of the expedition.
Originally from Oxford, England, Cullimore is a Professor of Biology at the University of Regina, in Canada, and the Director of the Regina Water Research Institute. Cullimore sees the microbes he studies as part of "the grey area between the animate and the inanimate." His scientific m.o. is, "Keep it simple, stupid," which is certainly a good thing when it comes to running experiments at the bottom of the ocean. Cullimore hopes to confirm the existence of bacterial life on the Titanic and attempt to determine the rate at which the hull is being recycled into the ocean floor.
Garzke is the staff naval architect at Gibbs and Cox, the company that designed the SS United States. He is also the Chairman of the Marine Forensic Panel. Two years ago, he used evidence of Titanic's brittle steel to hypothesize about how the iceberg ripped through the ship. On the expedition, he and David Livingstone inspected the wreck to try to resolve conclusively the mystery of the liner's breakup.
Livingstone, another naval architect, is the Manager of the Marine Division of Technical Services at Harland and Wolff, the Belfast shipyard that built the RMS Titanic. He has been with Harland and Wolff since 1961 and has worked in all aspects of design and manufacturing. He is the first representative of Harland and Wolff ever to inspect the wreck site.
As the executive producer for Discovery's new Titanic documentaries, Andorfer has some tough scientific questions that he wants answered to tell the story right. An Emmy-winning producer, he has created numerous television series and specials for PBS and other networks,including the 20-episode science series Infinite Voyage,which was seen by more than 300 million people worldwide, and A Day in The Life Of America, which required 24 film crews in the field for one day. In 1992, he was awarded an honourary doctorate from Kenyon College for his contributions to public broadcasting and the communication of science.
On his most recent assignment for Discovery Channel publications, Jim reported from high places: Yosemite's El Capit`an and Mt. Huascar`an (elevation: 22,320 feet) in Peru. He looks forward to reaching new lows in the expedition. A freelance writer from Tucson, Ariz., he has also worked as a climbing guide and commercial fisherman in Alaska. For his most recent Discovery Channel Online project, he swam with hammerhead sharks.
Jim spent 14 years as a natural history film cameraman and sound recordist. His work includes projects for CBS and National Geographic. He also drew on his outdoor skills to head a safari business. No newcomer to online adventures, Jim delivered reports and pictures from the North Pole last year to Prodigy users, as well as created an educational online program bringing a space shuttle mission online, also on Prodigy.
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