Dr. James Delgado
President and CEO
Institute of Nautical Archaeology
College Station, Texas and Bodrum, Turkey
Former Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, Dr. Delgado has led or participated in numerous shipwreck expeditions around the world. His undersea explorations include RMS Titanic, the recent discoveries of Carpathia, the ship that rescued Titanic’s survivors, and the notorious “ghost ship” Mary Celeste, as well as surveys of USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, the sunken fleet of atomic-bombed warships at Bikini Atoll, the polar exploration ship Maud, wrecked in the Arctic, and the 1846 wreck of the United States naval brig Somers, whose tragic story inspired Herman Melville’s Billy Budd. Dr. Delgado has hosted television specials on the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Explorer, A&E, the History Channel, and ABC. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Explorers Club, Dr. Delgado is the author or editor of over 30 books and numerous articles.