James Cameron, the Academy Award-winning director of Titantic and Avatar, joined scientists and other experts at a meeting with U.S. officials Tuesday in Washington to come up with possible fixes for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill is the result of the destruction of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform owned and operated by Transocean on behalf of oil company British Petroleum, and the spill has so far has resisted BP's attempts to plug it.
The 55 year-old Cameron is an ocean-technology buff. He has been an expert on underwater filming and manned submersible vehicles since working of his films, The Abyss and Titanic. Cameron has reportedly also spoken with BP officials about the leak. This People.com article has more details on the meeting.