In 1968, an Israeli Navy submarine, Dakar, disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea without a trace. After unsuccessfully searching for the sub and its crew for years, the Israeli Navy invited noted ocean explorer David Jourdan and his company, Nauticos, to conduct a search that led to the Dakar’s discovery. Join the Department of Mathematical Sciences to learn firsthand about the novel math-modeling approach used by Nauticos to find the missing submarine.
David W. Jourdan, a 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a submariner with a Master’s degree in applied physics from Johns Hopkins University, is the co-founder and president of Nauticos, an ocean exploration company in Cape Porpoise, Maine. He has led many expeditions to discover historical shipwrecks and has appeared on the National Geographic and Discovery channels.