SeaOrbiter puts sea exploration back on the agenda

www.constructiondigital.com, 09 May 2013 14:34

The dream of enigmatic French architect Jacques Rougerie will begin its path to realisation this year as the fabled ‘SeaOrbiter’ goes into production. Described as the ‘ultimate’ sea vessel for the continued exploration and observation of the world’s oceans, the SeaOrbiter will stand 27 metres above sea level whilst simultaneously being submerged for a further 31 metres below the waterline. Weighing approximately 500 tonnes of recycled aluminium, the SeaOrbiter will scour the seas guided by the path of the current, but also has a small propulsion system.

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