Five Deeps Expedition The dive is part of the Five Deeps Expedition, which aims to explore the deepest points of the world’s five oceans. In the last six months, dives have also taken place in South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean, the Java Trench in the Indian Ocean and Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic Ocean. The team will attempt to dive to the bottom of the Molloy Deep in the Arctic Ocean in August this year. The expedition is being followed by a documentary team from Atlantic Productions who are making a film for the Discovery Channel. The creative director Anthony Geffen said it was the most complicated filming he’d ever undertaken. “Our team had to pioneer new camera systems that could be mounted on the submersible, operate at up to 10,000m below sea level and work with robotic landers with camera systems that would allow us to film Victor’s submersible on the bottom of the ocean. We also had to design new rigs that would go inside Victor’s submersible and capture every moment of Victor’s dives,” Geffen explained. DSV Limiting Factor has a 9cm-thick titanium pressure hull that is built to withstand pressure of 11,000 bars, the equivalent weight of 50 jumbo jets. At that depth, the sub also has to operate in freezing temperatures and in complete darkness. More people have flown to space than have explored the deep ocean or Hadal Zone of between 6,000 and 11,000 meters.]]>

Edward Cowley

Journalist at Truly Belong
Edward Cowley has been a journalist for over ten years.

Edward has been a news reporter in Moscow and has written features for the Sunday Times and the Moscow Times.

Some of the places he has worked at include RT (Russia Today) and BBC World.As well as Russia and the former CIS, Edward specialises on the environment and has directed a half hour film on the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster.

At Belong, Edward has developed a strong environmental slant for the magazine, including a series of features focussing on environmental problems. The environment affects all of us and Belong is a magazine with an international outlook, with stories from all around the world.
Edward Cowley