Cost of SeaOrbiter US$52.7 million. Ambitions to observe and explore vast cross sections of oceanic life. Hopes to implement a new standard of scientific communication that allows researchers to track and monitor marine life in real time. In doing so, a team of 18 marine scientists will live on board of the vessel. “This vertical vessel drifts in the currents hosting 18 oceanauts who will observe the life of the oceans on a permanent basis,” says Rougerie. “Marine life will naturally aggregate … under its hull.”

June 26, 2012

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