OceanGate’S fleet of 5‑person submersibles allow marine scientists to conduct biological, chemical, geochemical, geological and geophysical studies, viewing and sampling organisms in their natural settings.
Many of today’s research submarines and 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. 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.