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June 12, 2014

Mission 31 is go, go, go!

The winners were chosen, the aquanauts have departed, the quest for science continues…

On 1 June, Fabien Cousteau and his team of underwater adventurers splashed down in their new home, 20 meters below sea-level, just off Key Largo.

The winners of the Mission 31 competition – Garnik Sevoyan and Emir Dzumhur – impressed Fabien enough with their entries (below) to join the intrepid aquanauts in the Aquarius research lab.

Garnik Sevoyan


Emir Dzumhur

Also trained for the life aquatic is a range of Lumia devices, which are now helping the crew with their research; such as this custom underwater housing for the Lumia 1020, which has helped to capture some truly magnificent sub-marine shots (see below).




Peering into the Aquarius    Mission-31-underwater-pics

Ray the force be with you


A new home, not just for the aquanauts…


Lumia helping the team capture some incredible shots



What’s more, a bespoke Mission 31 Mix Radio channel has been created, packed with underwater and adventure-themed playlists, as well as a crowd-sourced playlist. Check out the mixes here.


Follow all the updates, get fascinating facts from the Shareable Science area, and track the live social conversation all from the Mission Control Hub, where you’ll also find a continual stream of beautiful photography from Fabien and his team, captured exclusively on the Lumia 1020.



You can also follow the adventure by downloading the official Mission 31 app for Windows Phone 8.  What’s more, you can also create an underwater selfie through the app. Give it a go and let us see the results!


Check back soon for our exclusive interview with Fabien. Oh, and if you have any questions for him, let us know and we’ll do our best to get them answered.