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If they can do this, it will revolutionise how we access the deep sea
— Jyotika Virmani, Senior Director, Planet and Environment, XPRIZE.

Our System

We are developing a cost-effective platform which will enable rapid access to our ocean’s vital signs, using a CubeSat-like philosophy to change the way we collect and understand ocean data. 

There are two main components in our compact autonomous platform: The BEMs (Bathypelagic Excursion Module), a swarm of vertically swimming AUVs and the surface vessel, a 'vending machine' style autonomous surface catamaran that is responsible for the horizontal transit, data handling and comms. A drone provides air support

  • 'On the Fly' Mapping
  • Water Column Survey
  • Cyclic Approach
  • 4000m Depth Rating
  • Shore Deployable
  • Fits in a 20' Container

Our Drone

At the heart of our system is our swarm of subsea drones. Combining expertise in subsea engineering, acoustics and material science, we are testing and validating a step-change in AUV technologies to make deep sea data rapidly attainable and affordable.

  • Bespoke Imaging Sonar
  • 360° Photography
  • Contra-Rotating Thruster
  • Bespoke Lighting
  • Small Footprint
  • Passive Redundancy
  • Gimbal enables Trajectory Corrections
  • Man Deployable
  • Lightweight
 

Capability Testing