The SeaOrbiter is a high tech moving laboratory combining ideas of space exploration with deep sea exploration. Designed by French architect Jacques Rougerie, this craft is envisioned as a a sort of ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of aquatic research, carrying scientists on long treks through an environment not inherently friendly to human life.
So far the SeaOrbiter is still in it’s conception phase. Construction is planned to begin later this year, and if funding allows, to be completed in 2016. Initial funding has been provided by the French government, several companies, and a crowd-funding campaign.