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Schmidt Ocean Institute ROV

SuBastian preparing to dive
Not only do we make things that travel world-wide, we’re now in the oceans too!


It’s not every day that we get to be part of an underwater expedition, but recently Neal’s CNC was able to do just that. We were hired by Schmidt Ocean Institute to make the side and name-plates for the “SuBastian” Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).


Schmidt is working towards a greater understanding of our oceans, through technological advancement, intelligent observation and open sharing of information. Their latest endeavor, the “SuBastian” ROV, was developed to explore underwater so we can better understand our oceans. This ROV is designed to operate at depths up to 4,500m. The ROV will be outfitted with a suite of sensors and scientific equipment to support scientific data and sample collection, as well as provide the ability to do interactive research, experimentation, and technology development. This ROV will collect high-quality, underwater video, collect scientific data, collect scientific samples, be able to manipulate objects, be able to deploy and recover equipment deep underwater and survey and photomosaic the seafloor.


Subastian nameplate and panels

More information about the vessel and its expeditions can be found here. This is exciting technology and we’re proud to be a part of these expeditions.