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"The Aquarius Project" was widely acclaimed and hailed as science, media, technology, communications, and education at it's best! See short video below picked up by major global media, TV and Cable Networks.
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FILMED|PRODUCED BY BILL MAPP, 1996
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Creator, Executive Producer - "The Aquarius Project", World's 1st Subsea Internet/IoT/IP-TV
Multi-Million Dollar Sustainable Tech, Media & Entertainment, Telecom Production
Winner!, "Academy Awards of the Internet!" - USA Today
CREATOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Sample Sustainable pioneering technology innovations recognition in IoT, AI, Robotics, VR, Video, media, wireless microwave, and satellite communications includes Internet Pioneer award (“The Oscars of the Internet!” - USA Today) by IBM, AT&T, SRI Consulting, Price Waterhouse, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, American Film Institute and 70 others. Awards and achievements include being the first to conceive and connect our planet's ocean to the Internet, (i.e., "Subsea IoT) for "The Aquarius Project" (See Aquarius pic above) that Bill conceived and produced for The Jason Project in 1996, for Dr. Robert Ballard, famous oceanographer and discoverer of the RMS Titanic that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912.
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION & COMMUNICATIONS PIONEER
Sample pioneering worlds first technology innovations conceived and led by Bill as executive producer includes: the first IoT connected ship, with first-ever wireless ship-to-shore T1 microwave commlink (with mobile terrestrial satellite base redundancy); first underwater Subsea IoT, connecting "Aquarius", is the world's only underwater scientific habitat. (See picture above. The Aquarius is used for global research as well as by NASA to help train astronauts for Mars, located in a sand patch on the ocean floor, surrounded by Coral, adjacent to the deep coral reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.) Other Internet/IoT world firsts include the first underwater subsea website; “virtual portholes” streaming inside/outside cameras, 360˚ VR tour, and Scientists/Aquanauts chatting with teachers and students from around the globe, live from the Aquarius base on the bottom of the ocean floor.
WORLD'S FIRST LIVE INTERNET "REALITY TV" SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION
The “Jason VII Project: Adapting to a Changing Sea” 1996 Climate Change Expedition and STEM Curriculum Program presented by the Jason Education Foundation and Led by Dr. Bob Ballard. The mission was to find out more about how climate change and human development affect the coral reefs and other aquatic life, and how ecosystems work is essential to the sustainable health of the planet and humans who live here. The "Aquarius Project" used technology, media, and communications in exciting new ways, for the very first time, to extend the reach and global impact of both the Jason VII Project and the Jason Education Foundation.
WORLD'S FIRST LIVE INTERNET TV SUSTAINABLE SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION &
WORLD'S FIRST INTERNET STREAMING STEM DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSES AND CURRICULUM
The live expedition produced in April of 1996 was also the world's first live Environmental Climate Change Scientific Expedition and STEM Curriculum Program broadcasted live over the Internet. Creator, Executive Producer for the first-ever live "reality Internet TV show" that aired the expedition adventure series and working scientific, environmental expedition with Dr. Bob, including daily programming with STEM and Environmental curriculum was the world's largest classroom. For the first time, kids (of all ages) including STEM teachers, students, and top environmental scientists from around the globe got to go along on a real scientific expedition and undersea adventure with Dr. Bob, all together, all at the same time, being broadcast, live over the Internet from the bottom of the ocean floor.
INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION FOR GLOBAL SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
The participants for the Jason VII Project, with the help of the multi-million dollar Aquarius Internet Project and production, exploded from 75,000 the year before to over 5,000,000+ from across the globe - inspiring future generations of sustainable and responsible social entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, engineers, educators, artists, media and global citizens to create a better world and sustainable future.
SPONSORED BY TOP INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA, GOVERNMENT/NGO AND MEDIA
Dozens of leading industry, academia, government, and media organizations internationally. Sponsors included EDS (HPE), National Geographic, NASA (Live Space Communications Uplink to Russian Space Station MIR where astronaut Shannon Lucid greeted the kids where she had spent the last month conducting research), Continental Airlines, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, U.S. Dept. of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Navy Nuclear NR-1 Sub, and U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Agency; and among many others, including many hundreds of dedicated people from around the world who helped make it possible.
FAST FORWARD TO TODAY...
The "Smart" hyperconnected Internet-of-Things (IoT) of today is the dawning of one of humankind's great awakenings and altering everything in our world as we know it. It's the very same creative energy, genesis, inspiration, hope and potential today for the IOTTY AWARDS®, honoring excellence in connected technology, media, and communications at it's best - helping to create a better world, ocean, planet and sustainable future for all, so that no one gets left behind!
- Bill Mapp, Founder and Executive Director, International Academy of Automation Arts & Sciences™ | Creator and Executive Producer, The IOTTY AWARDS®