Gallery: The SeaOrbiter: Futuristic Marine Research Vessel Launches Cro...


A few years ago, there were rumors that a futuristic oceanographic marine vessel would be constructed with the sole aim of exploring the world’s oceans. Known as The SeaOrbiter, it would serve as a scientific laboratory as scientists explore the places that cover two-thirds of our planet and contain 80 percent of all life on Earth — the oceans. Now it appears the dream is becoming a reality, as the SeaOrbiter team has announced that construction will begin by Spring next year!

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  1. KeysGuy August 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Are there similar Marine Research projects like this that are in the works that need funding and what are they?

  2. gunner221 July 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    How is this thing re-supplied? Where could it dock? Could it survive a hurricane? Just some of the questions I have at this time.

  3. Cam June 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Funny, this thing is costing a few million for completely new technology and yet hundreds of millions will be spent on a single plane when our govt. has to go through our defense contractors. Amazing how much they rip off our govt. and since they fund all those Congressional campaigns nobody says a word to them.

  4. Freedem June 20, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I have played with the concept for years, though this has many parts I had not thought of. With the mass deep under the waves it would be driven by currents, but the rise and fall of enough weight/buoyancy spread out over a flat surface and angled aft could provide tremendous driving power that would need little other assist.

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