DELOS – Deep Ocean Environmental Long term Observatory System
DELOS is a ‘World’s 1st for composites’. Comprising of two Ocean floor platforms each measuring 8m x 8m x 4.5m tall. Situated at a depth of 1400m, they will be serviced periodically by remotely operated vehicles, which will monitor the deep ocean environment within the vicinity of BP operations in Angola.
The deep ocean environment into which BP operations are gradually extending are poorly understood with research surveys regularly discovering new habitats and communities of animals previously unknown to science.
The two platforms are delivered to Ocean Labs in Aberdeen where they will be fitted with the underwater data collection systems from there they will be transported to the BP operations in Angola.