SeaOrbiter, an underwater exploration vessel, is also the first futuristic underwater space station. The first phase of the design, called the “Eye” of the SeaOrbiter will begin construction in France in spring 2014. The Eye will be 18M high and host the lookout and communication systems.
“Drifting with the main oceanic currents, SeaOrbiter will allow a crew of explorers to live 24 hours a day over a long period of time in the heart of the ocean, this vast territory still widely unknown being the last frontier on the planet.
With scientific and educational purposes, the international program of this unique vessel is also a powerful communication platform that will allow continuous sharing of pictures, videos and scientific discoveries.
This unique project is led by the sea architect and Academician, Jacques Rougerie, surrounded by the world’s leading ocean and space experts and supported by, among others, Ifremer, NASA and National Geographic.
For more than 10 years, an international team has been working on the conception of SeaOrbiter and the gathering of necessary funds for construction and its missions. This KissKissBankBank campaign is the opportunity to start concretely the construction of SeaOrbiter by bringing together the community of all exploration, scientific and marine knowledge fans.
Since SeaOrbiter is an exploratory, scientific and technological adventure crucial to mankind, we invite you to be part of it. We have allocated part of the funding of the vessel to crowdfunding.
Therefore, your precious support will allow us to build the Eye of SeaOrbiter.”