The Deepsea challenger, a famous Deep-Sea Craft owned by Hollywood director James Cameron will be donated to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). A non-profit organization in Massachusetts, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been one of the larger known names in ocean science and exploration and will use the vessel to continue its research.
The vertical torpedo like undersea vessel was designed by Mr. Cameron and a team in Australia, in partnership with the National Geographic Society. In 2012 it carried him to the Mariana Trench, the earth’s deepest seabed recesses. No other vessel has carried human being down to that record-breaking depth. Its solo passenger can explore the dark seabed for hours, taking pictures and extracting samples.
The Deepsea challenger will be used mainly to aid the design of advanced vehicles and technologies. The main goal of his new partnership with WHOI “is to get the technology out there, to capitalize on the engineering advances on the highest possible degree.”