Futuristic SeaOrbiter Ocean Explorer

Posted June 22, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

This thing looks very very very very cool. I wonder what a ride on this will cost.

thanks gizmag.com for the link

Futuristic SeaOrbiter vessel set for October construction

The SeaOrbiter, if it goes ahead, will be the world’s first vertical ship to measure 51 meters (170 ft) in height. To realize this achievement more than 50 percent of the vessel will remain underwater. The project is expected to cost around US$52.7 million, with ambitions to observe and explore vast cross sections of oceanic life. Furthermore the SeaOrbiter 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.”

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The SeaOrbiter project will be presenting a 1:20 scale model of the ship to the public this month during the 2012 International Expo in Yeosu, South Korea.

Source: SeaOrbiter and Jacques Rougerie via CNN

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