Professor Hans Haas was born on January 23, 1919, and is a pioneer in the field of diving and marine research. His research results are very fruitful, including a large number of video materials and more than 30 undergraduate books and books. From 1937 to 1959, Professor Haas led a number of remote sea exploration programs, during which he used his own underwater cameras to record adventures. Professor Haas remained loyal to his dream of the sea until his later years: in 2005 he personally launched into the Maldives to examine the impact of the recent tsunami on the underwater world. His research laid a solid foundation for diving investigations. He has set an example for generations of divers and researchers around the world, and continues to inspire them.
To commemorate this pioneer, the Hans Hass Award, named after him, aims to recognize industries that have made significant achievements in the field of undersea scientific research and art and humanities (underwater photography, marine literature, etc.) person. Now that it has passed ten years, the award has so far been based on contributions and breakthroughs as the criterion for selecting winners. In 2013, on the sixtieth anniversary of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms series, the brand brought the glory of this Deep Sea King series into this international award, co-casting with the Hans Haas Award Jury Refining Blancpain Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award. Blancpain is honored to award the Fifty Fathoms to the winners in recognition of its brilliant achievements in the deep sea world. The back of this watch is specially engraved with a logo tailored specifically for the Blancpain Fifty Fifth Prize.
List of previous winners:
Ernie Brooks II, American marine ecological photographer
James Cameron, American deep-sea explorer and well-known film director
Daniel Mercier, Chairman of the Cote D’Azur Regional Education Committee, France, and National Coach;
Founded ‘World Festival of Underwater Images’ and served as chairman and organizer
Stanton Waterman, American marine photographer, five Emmy winners
Bev Morgan, American marine explorer, inventor, and first American diving professional
2008 & 2009
Sylvia Earle, Marine Scientist, Chief Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
2011 & 2012
Laurent Ballesta, French marine biologist and marine photographer
Chinese ‘Liaolong’ manned submersible (collective award)
Cui Weicheng, the first deputy chief designer of the overall and integration project of the ‘Longlong’ (personal award)
‘Liaolong’ manned submersible
In order to promote the development of China’s deep-sea carrier technology, provide important high-tech equipment for China’s oceanic international seabed resources investigation and scientific research, and develop common technologies for China’s deep-sea exploration and subsea operations, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China listed the development of deep-sea manned submersible vehicles as A major project of the National High-Tech Research and Development Plan (863 Plan), initiated the self-design, independent integrated research and development of the ‘Jiaolong’ manned submersible. The application fields of the ‘Jiaolong’ include: carrying scientists and engineering technicians into the deep ocean, maneuvering, hovering, correctly positioning and fixed-slope slopes on complex seabeds such as seamounts, ocean ridges, basins and hydrothermal vents, and effectively performing marine geology , Marine geophysics, marine geochemistry, marine geoenvironment and marine life.
‘Liaolong’ is about to enter the sea
Submariner manipulating manipulators to guard against dive markers
‘Liaolong’ has the following characteristics: the maximum dive depth is 7062 meters, which means that the submersible can be used in a wide sea area accounting for 99.8% of the world’s oceanic area; it has a stable hovering for the operation target, which completes the high altitude of the submersible. Accurate operation tasks provide reliable guarantee; with advanced underwater acoustic communication and submarine micro-surface detection capabilities, high-speed transmission of images and voices, and detection of small targets on the bottom of the sea; equipped with a variety of high performance, to ensure that manned submersibles in special marine environments Or complete complex tasks such as fidelity sampling and submerged core drilling under subsea geological conditions.
The successful development and sea trial of the ‘Jiaolong’ manned submersible vehicle marked that China has systematically mastered the design, construction, and test technology of high-depth manned diving, and has achieved a transition from tracking and imitation to independent integration and independent innovation, and entered the world Manned deep dive into the ranks of advanced countries. This wise ‘Dragon Brain’ is flowing with pure Chinese origin-independently developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2014, under the leadership of the State Oceanic Administration of China, the proud achievements of the ‘Longlong’ manned submersible made the whole world amazed. This is not only an important contribution to the undersea scientific research of all human beings, but also a demonstration of the Chinese dream Bright song of the sea.