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.

Sub-communities within this community

  • 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.

Recent Submissions

  • Sentry Underway Data for Cruise AT42-03, Sentry Dives 500-509 

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; National Deep Submergence Facility (2018-11-06)
    This package is the complete data package prepared by the Sentry team while at sea. Some parts of the data package will be available in other locations. We will update the metadata to include references to these data as ...
  • Sentry Underway Data for Cruise AT37-13, Sentry Dives 429-441 

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; National Deep Submergence Facility (2017-06-11)
    This package is the complete data package prepared by the Sentry team while at sea. Some parts of the data package will be available in other locations. We will update the metadata to include references to these data as ...