Scientific and Environmental ROV Partnership using Existing iNdustrial Technology

The oceans of the world are a vast landscape, covering more than half the Earth's surface. It is the last great frontier on our planet and the SERPENT project is researching this exciting undersea environment through unique and innovative deep sea exploration. SERPENT undertakes this vital work through collaboration with offshore oil and gas companies and their highly skilled Remotely Operated Vehicle teams. These dedicated professionals are helping us to push the boundaries of deep-sea research, and contributing to our growing knowledge of the open oceans.

Principal Investigators: Dr Daniel Jones (,
Dr Andrew Gates (

Project Dates: 
December 2003 to January 2028