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06/12/19

Ocean Infinity to do pioneering scientific study

We have partnered with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to begin a long term programme of marine environmental scientific research onboard our vessels.

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Ocean Infinity, the next generation sub-sea technology and data company, is pleased to announce that it will gather biological samples for academic research onboard its vessel ‘Seabed Constructor’. The scientific data that is being gathered from this project will contribute to providing a base line study for deep sea ecosystems and will be made available to scientists. This information can contribute to better understanding the Oceans, which will allow for their conservation and protection in line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Ocean Infinity has been working with scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to develop the study. Ocean Infinity now has specific equipment for deep-sea sampling onboard ‘Seabed Constructor’ and its Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operators have been trained by scientists from NTNU to ensure the data is gathered and stored in the best possible way. Upon completion of the collection of the samples, they will be sent back to scientists at the University in Norway for further analysis.  The data and samples collected onboard Ocean Infinity’s vessel will provide valuable information required on deep sea ecosystems and environments.

Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said:

“We are very pleased to contribute on this pioneering project, which will give us profound new insights into the deep sea.

At Ocean Infinity we believe that in order to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, collaboration and innovation are essential. Gathering information in a sustainable technologically driven way can play a major role in deepening our understanding of, and connection with, our oceans. We believe that the data we gather should be used to inform the academic and maritime industry, which are key to achieving change on a national and international level.

This partnership is the beginning of an exciting opportunity to expand our knowledge of the ocean and further scientific research, and we are privileged to be able to deploy our state-of-the art technology to help safeguard our oceans.”

 

Fredrik Søreide, Professor at NTNU, and Chair of the Ocean Infinity Scientific Advisory Board said:

“We are delighted to work with Ocean Infinity, an esteemed sub-sea technology and data company, in this innovative project. We believe that this unprecedented work will provide truly beneficial insights for academic research and help in answering many questions surrounding deep sea ecosystems today.”

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