Deep Sea Vehicles
In mid-2020 Global Oceans consummated a donation from Oceaneering International, Inc. of three deep-sea vehicles rated to 6000 meters of operational depth: the Magellan 725 ROV, the Ocean Discovery ROV, and the Ocean Explorer 6000 Towed Sonar System, together with a full complement of infrastructure to deploy these assets. Beginning in 2021, Global Ocean will commence the rebuild and rebranding of these vehicles as dedicated, advanced, deep-sea scientific research platforms. See the press release announcement for the vehicle acquisitions here.
When relaunched, these vehicles will contribute significant capacity for deep-sea biophysical sampling, seabed mapping, exploration, and habitat surveys for several Global Oceans projects, and will be made widely available to the international ocean science community for research and for training the next generation of ocean scientists.
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