Descending into the twilight zone, the ship’s two Triton submersibles are equipped with an array of science and media equipment. Neptune is configured to maximize science with a retractable tray for mounting scientific devices. Nadir doubles as a mobile marine studio, broadcasting its discoveries to the surface in real-time for audiences around the world.
The subs provide scientists with the critical capability to put “eyes in the deep” and collect data on ocean ecosystems and species. Optical modem technology puts audiences around the world in the sub driver’s seat, streaming discoveries in real time.
- Depth rated to 1000 meters (3280 ft)
- Outfitted with custom lighting rigs and camera housings
- 360-degree VR camera rig
- 7-function manipulators for high-dexterity sampling
- Holds two passengers and one pilot
Tethered to a cable as it descends thousands of feet below the ship, the Argus Mariner XL illuminates the deepest reaches of the ocean. Its high definition, 360-degree VR camera and lighting system capture rarely-seen creatures in stunning quality while an electric cable connecting the ROV to mission control enables it to relay footage beamed from the subs in real-time.
From sampling hydrothermal vents to obtaining footage and minerals from underwater volcanoes, the ROV gives us a clear picture of hidden worlds. It allows us the ability to assess unexplored areas comprehensively.
- Depth rated to 6000 meters (19685 ft)
- Equipped with Benthic and 360-degree cameras
- 7-function manipulator for high-dexterity sampling
- Serves as optical modem relay point
Running solo at the bottom of the sea, the autonomous REMUS 6000 explores the abyss without human intervention. A rugged underwater robot, it allows for unmanned collection and sampling in previously unreachable places and on past missions has been responsible for significant archaeological finds.
The REMUS 6000 surveys vast areas and makes startling discoveries — including locating long-lost sunken treasure — as well as important marine science. Its features include high-resolution cameras, side-scan and multi-beam sonars for mapping the seabed, as well as autonomous launch and recovery capabilities.
- Depth rated to 6000m (19685 ft)
- High-resolution cameras
- Side-scan & multibeam sonar (floor mapping)
- Sub-bottom profiler (floor mapping)
- Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
- CTD-S (sampling tool)