TRANSVIDEO is proud to equip the two Deep Worker submersibles with 6" flat monitors to display the amazing underwater images taken by the video cameras.


In 1998, the National Geographic Society, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund announced an unprecedented mission for the oceans: a five-year project of deep-water exploration and public education in NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, the Sustainable Seas Expeditions.


NOAA's 12 marine sanctuaries conserve, protect, and enhance the biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy of the nation's marine environment. Ranging from American Samoa to New England, sanctuaries include Pacific and Atlantic haunts of whales, sea lions, sharks, rays, and turtles; significant coral reefs and kelp forest habitats; and the remains of the Monitor Civil War shipwreck off North Carolina.

Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence is leading the expeditions, using the newly designed Deep Worker, a one-person submersible capable of diving to depths of 2,000 feet, to explore the 12 marine sanctuaries. This innovative submersible technology will enable the expedition to: 

  • Undertake the first sustained exploration of our marine sanctuaries to depths of 2,000 feet.
  • Photodocument the natural history of each sanctuary's plants and animals. 
  • Establish protocols for the first permanent marine monitoring network in the sanctuaries.