July 30, 2014, 3:12 pm

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Equipment

Researching the deep is dominated by two exotic pieces of equipment. Manned submersibles allow scientists to physically visit the deep-sea, practically immersing themselves in the environment. They are expensive and rarely used by the vast majority of scientists. ROVs on the other hand, are widely available and when used effectively can be almost as good as a submersible.

Click on the image below to visit the section on deep-sea equipment:

Manned submersibles Remotely Operated Vehicles
The submersible Nautile © Ifremer A Hybal ROV flys through the water column © G. Newman (2005).