From the lookout post at 18.5m, scientists will observe from far seabirds, whales, dolphins, turtles and fish hunting.
Divers living in atmospheric pressure can explore the first 50m beneath the surface.
The analysis of continuous recordings in various frequency bands
will help locate marine organisms that cannot be seen. It will
also provide a database of sound recordings that does not exist today.
Marine animals themselves can help SeaOrbiter’s oceanographers in their research. By fixing micro-tags on all kinds of
animals (squid, fish, jellyfish, mammals …), divers are able to collect information
either directly or via satellite. Therefore, migratory animals will
extend the observation range of SeaOrbiter.
Saturation divers will carry out dives at depths of 10m to 100m.
Beyond 150m down to 1000m deep, the SeaOrbiter crew
can deploy a number of subsea exploration devices in the abyss equipped with cameras.
The diving drone capable of descending in the abyss down to 6000m is particularly suited to exploring and mapping the seabed at great depths.