Deep Ocean ROV using a Glass Sphere Pressure Housing


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Here is some updated information on a very interesting full ocean depth capable vehicle which is now being commercialized by a company in Norway. The actual glass sphere housings cost around $1000 - $2000 depending on size and number of penetrations required, but to get one that is optically polished adds another $5000 to the price. To my knowledge with the recent demise of Nereus, this is one of the few operational vehicles capable of reaching these depths.

http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/__novadocuments/49926?v=635315321403800000

http://sperre-as.com/files/2014/03/DeepBot-specification-11000m.pdf

http://sperre-as.com/files/2014/03/DeepBot-ROV-specification-7000m.pdf

http://sperre-as.com/produkter/rov/systemer/sub-figther-for-ultra-dypt-vann/

http://sperre-as.com/products/