In May 2013, OceanGate announced the launch of Project Cyclops, a collaboration with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab to build a revolutionary new manned submersible. Project Cyclops was born out of OceanGate’s appreciation for the complexity of subsea environments and the need for a diverse set of tools and technology to address operational requirements below 500 meters. OceanGate’s Cyclops 1 will function as a test platform for software, technology and equipment to be deployed on the 3,000-meter Cyclops 2 submersible, scheduled for launch in 2016.

Note that OceanGate’s Cyclops is using the 1002 Electric Thruster, which can be viewed in the video above.