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REV Ocean Launches the Deep-Sea Sub’Aurelia’ for Oceanic Research – Robb Report

REV Ocean’s newest fleet member falls into the latter category. Some submarines are intended for a life of underwater fun, others are destined for far greater things.

Deep-Submergence Vehicle (DSV) Aureliawhich was built by Triton Submarines, will be used by the Norwegian nonprofit to further vital ocean research via any array of deep-sea missions.

The first of her class, Aurelia (or the Triton 7500/3) has been labeled the world’s deepest-diving, three-person acrylic submersible. In fact, the self-propelled vessel can travel all the way down to 7,500 feet. What’s more, she features a huge acrylic sphere that gives seafarers an exceptional, unobstructed view of the underwater world. (Triton’s newly unveiled 660/9 AVA and 660/7 AVA models also feature this cinema-like cockpit.)

The sub’s the final assembly took place at the Triton facility in San Cugat, Spain.

REV Ocean / Triton

Powered by a 40 kWh battery, Aurelia The sub is also fitted with sensors, tools, cameras and sampling equipment to help researchers and scientists carry out their work.

The exterior of the sub is finished in a striking metallic gold hue. Quite fitting given Aureliaor Aurum, means “the golden one” in Latin. Aurelia aurita is also the scientific name for moon jellies, which will no doubt be spotted on underwater expeditions.

Speaking of expeditions, REV Ocean’s other deep-sea vehicle, ROV AuroraThe vessel successfully dove the Malloy Deep and the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean this past April, cruising down nearly 13,000 feet and sampling hydrothermal vents for the first time.

“With both Aurelia and Aurora now in service we have the best tag-team in the world for conducting cutting edge ocean science, education and communications, ”REV Ocean’s CEO Nina Jensen said in a statement.

Aurelia will now go through extensive sea trials around the Balearic Island in the Mediterranean, before she’s delivered to her owner and primed for her first mission.

Godspeed, Aurelia..

Check out more photos below:

REV Ocean Aurelia Submarine

REV Ocean / Triton

REV Ocean Aurelia Submarine

REV Ocean / Triton

REV Ocean Aurelia Submarine

REV Ocean / Triton

REV Ocean Aurelia Submarine

REV Ocean / Triton

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