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Alvin personnel sphere

A Spherical View

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution President & Director Susan Avery checks out the sphere of the newly remodeled Alvin with Deep Submergence Vehicle expedition leader Bruce Strickrott. Built in 1964 as one of the world’s first deep-ocean submersibles, Alvin is the only human-occupied vehicle (HOV) in the U.S. research fleet. In the spring of 2013, WHOI engineers completed a total overhaul of the vehicle that included design, testing, and installation of a larger personnel sphere. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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