Commercial companies are raking in billions of dollars each year offering dangerous adventures to the ends of the earth and beyond.
Governments were the main financiers of sea and space missions.
The plight of five people missing aboard the Titan submarine has revealed some of the risks in commercial ocean exploration.
Their organizers say their trips help fund new fields of science and art.
So how are these multibillion-dollar industries contributing to science? And how does this adventure benefit society?
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Sylvia Sander – Chair of the European Marine Board Working Group on “Deep Sea and Ocean Health”.
Izzy Pearson – astrophysicist and space journalist
Viktor Lund Shamas – Head of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Agda