- Designs and invents new submersible instrumentation and equipment to enable unobtrusive deep-sea observations.
- Co-Founder of the Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems which helped clean up the Gulf Oil Spill.
- She explores the beauty and wonder of Bioluminescence in her presentation about her discovery and first photography of a giant squid.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST
“Edith Widder’s story is one of hardscrabble optimism, two-fisted exploration, and groundbreaking research. She’s done things I dream of doing.”—James Cameron
"Phenomenal—at once substantive, moving, inspiring!"
"Dr. Widder drew the audience into her work and mission with remarkable visuals that elicited oohs and ahhs."
"Her lecture was outstanding--what an impact!"