2015 Eye on the Sanctuaries Tour
Years of planning, development and collaboration culminate with a public launch event at the Museum of History and Industry.
OceanGate Inc. is officially launching the revolutionary 5-person submersible prototype, Cyclops 1, in a public open house being hosted at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle on March 11, 2015.
The launch on March 11th includes an educational initiative in which the OceanGate Foundation will provide 200+ Seattle students, grades kindergarten through high school, the opportunity to visit MOHAI and experience science in action by experimenting with buoyancy, touring the submersible and learning firsthand the impact of Inspiration Through Exploration.
“After 2 years of planning and development, we are ready to unveil the next-generation of manned submersibles, ” states Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate. “The technologies employed and adapted for Cyclops 1 have resulted in a revolutionary innovation that will open the oceans for monitoring, inspection, assessment and documentation.”
Developed to meet demand from government and commercial clients for more advanced technologies and capabilities at deeper depths; Cyclops will spend 2015 on OGI’s Eye on the Sanctuaries Tour™. This cross-country campaign, done in collaboration with National and Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Sanctuaries, is dedicated to raising ocean awareness through executing missions at historical locations and sanctuaries in the Pacific, Gulf and Atlantic Oceans; including dives on the USS Macon, the Flower Gardens, and the Battle of the Atlantic.