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Raising Expectations

Raising Expectations

The hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV) Nereus is raised onto the research vessel Kilo Moana after testing in the waters off Hawaii. The new vehicle—which pushes the limits of fiber optics and ceramic pressure housings—is designed to reach the absolute deepest parts of the ocean, which no vehicle in the world can currently reach.
(Photo by Robert Elder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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