Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility

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Innovation Centre Collaborator
Innovation Centre Industry Partner

CSSF has been providing Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) services and related engineering since 1995. Specifically focusing on supporting scientific research and its unique and difficult challenges has led CSSF, with the ROPOS vehicle, to be the world leader in this field. In 2005 the vehicle and support systems were completely rebuilt with the new design focused on supporting undersea observatories; both the installation and efficient equipment and instrument servicing. The vehicle currently has capabilities and efficiency unmatched anywhere else in the world. This leads to safety and efficiency that keeps costs low and results high. Support for purely scientific research missions continues. Their team's dedication and support leads to continuous improvements keeping the ROPOS vehicle as the state of the art scientific research vehicle. ROPOS has been used extensively for deployment and maintenance of both the VENUS and NEPTUNE Canada ocean observing systems.