National Deep Submergence Facility

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NDSF operates a fleet of underwater vehicles that enables the oceanographic community to explore, sample, and map the deep ocean and to meet the needs of a changing research landscape. The National Deep Submergence Facility is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

For more information, please visit the official website of the NDSF operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


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  • AUV Sentry
    The autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry is part of the National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF). Sentry is a fully autonomous underwater vehicle capable of exploring the ocean down to 6,000 meters (19,685 feet) depth.
  • ROV Jason
    Jason is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) designed and built by WHOI’s Deep Submergence Laboratory to allow scientists to have access to the seafloor without leaving the deck of a ship.
Copyright for all video and photographic material created by the NDSF vehicles is held by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Please contact for information about publishing and copyright of images and video from this community.