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Development partners

Who designed the crawlers?

There are four major institutions that are responsible for the creation of our research systems. All technologies - while already working and online - are still being developed. The crawlers are already equipped with several sensors - and more will follow in the upcoming months.

For more information about IRCCM's other partners go to the respective section with the navigation on the left.

Jacobs University Bremen
Jacobs University is the core partner of this project, pulling all different strings together and providing a strong innovative academic input to it. For the crawlers it developed the special schlieren-optic tools as well as a number of special sensors: CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth), methane, current meters, fluorometer, turbidity, and a sediment trap.

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg
In cooperation with Jacobs University, TUHH invented and implemented the complex network, which makes the steering and controlling of our systems possible. Furthermore TUHH introduced the resuspension chamber, which is a very important part of our research instruments.
Learn more about this former member of the IRCCM on their website.

Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Studies
Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Studies is another core partner of the IRCCM.
This institute developed the special optudes-oxygen sensors, which are crucial to the operation of our research.

Marine Technologies Bremen
Meerestechnik Bremen is a specialized company in Germany, which develops and builds all crawlers used in this project.
All vehicles are equipped with special network cards and are built for high pressures in deep-sea environments down to 2,000 meters with a pressure exceeding 200 bars. Ocean Observatory is one of several projects of IRCCM, the International Research Consortium on Continental Margins. Obtain more information here.

IRCCM Partners:
Alfred-Wegener- Institute IfM-Geomar
Ifremer Integrated Exploration Systems
Jacobs University Bremen Neptune
Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Rice University
University of Southampton Statoil
RCOM Technical University Hamburg Harburg
University of Bremen University of New Hampshire
University of Washington
The project is supported by STATOIL.