Jean-Louis Michel (oceanographer)

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Jean-Louis Michel
Nationality France
Known forDiscoveries of the wreck of RMS Titanic

Jean-Louis Michel (born 1945) is a French oceanographer and engineer.

He discovered subsea intervention in 1969[citation needed] with the French Navy as an officer at the Groupe des Bathyscaphes headed by Captain Georges Houot.[1] In 1985, Jean-Louis Michel (along with marine geologist Robert Ballard) led a team of French and American explorers who found the wreckage of the RMS Titanic.[2][3]

Robert Ballard mentions in an interview with the Forbes that Jean-Louis Michel rarely gets enough credit for co-discovering the Titanic. [4]


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  2. ^ Eckholm, Erik (1985-09-10). "Man In The News - Explorer Of The Sea - Robert Ballard". Retrieved 2013-08-11.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2009-06-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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