SUBLIMNOS: The Spark Beneath The Ice

In 1969, Dr. Joe MacInnis and his team of volunteers placed Canada’s first underwater station beneath the waters of Little Dunks Bay in Tobermory Ontario. For the next two years, more than 2000 divers visited the site and used the station to study the underwater ecology of the bay. The station and its projects had a profound influence on Canadian underwater exploration. They inspired future leaders in undersea science and engineering.

Doug Elsey

Doug Elsey
Deep Tech Services Ltd

The author was the Project Engineer for Sublimnos. His presentation chronicles the history of Sublimnos and its effect on those who participated in its scientific and engineering projects. He shows how, 45 years later,—“the little station that could”—continues to generate sparks of inspiration.

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