OceanGate Inc. provides deep-sea manned submersible solutions for subsea exploration and research initiatives for a variety of research and academic institutions. OceanGate research submersibles allow marine scientists to conduct biological, chemical, geochemical, geological and geophysical studies, viewing and sampling organisms in their natural settings. Manned research submersibles have contributed to some of the major research breakthroughs of the past 50 years, such as the discovery of widespread life at hydrothermal vents and methane seeps, and have allowed marine biologists to study life and collect intact organisms from many deep-sea environments.
Many of today’s research submersibles were designed by organizations with government funding to be “go anywhere, do anything” machines. The result is a very small number of high-cost submersibles and significant unmet research needs. Consequently, OceanGate provides expedition alternatives that accommodate a diverse range of exploration requirements, which include real-time sampling, collecting and experimentation. Manned submersibles have the advantage of creating real-time interaction between individuals in a collaborative underwater environment. In addition to an array of externally housed oceanographic sensors, the clear acrylic hemispherical domes on our submersibles allow for the mounting of internal optical systems and data collection in a 1-atmosphere environment.
Conduct continuous and extensive site surveys to inspect underwater infrastructure, wrecks or sensitive environmental habitats without resurfacing.
Collect research data in real-time with first-hand views, onboard collaboration and the flexibility to modify your mission profile while still on site.
The ultimate stage to film the treasures of the deep in a highly adaptive vessel designed to illuminate the depths, capture vibrant images and document natural habitat.
A unique underwater testing platform to conduct a wide array of experiments to test equipment or expedite sensitive research in deep ocean environments.