Our desire to make it the focus of our business activities is based on the exciting realisation that even now, in the 21st century, most of the world’s oceans are still unknown territory, especially the very deepest reaches of the seabed, over 2000 m below the surface, which cover over half our planet.
The depths of our oceans are increasingly arousing interest for the wealth of biological, mineral and energy resources they may contain. To meet very real needs, while trying to avoid the errors of the past and the over-exploitation of natural resources, we need to acquire knowledge that can be used to inform more intelligent decision-making for the future.
Based on this growing awareness and faced with the immensity of the deep ocean regions that have yet to be explored, the associates and founders of ABYSSA are keen to develop a concept of extensive, non-intrusive exploration, with an eye on costs, by making our fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) available for surveying the deep ocean. The “MESSIDOR fleet”, an inspired and disruptive project that won the Bpifrance Concours Mondial de l’Innovation (World Innovation Challenge) in 2014 and 2015, will initially be deployed to search for inactive sulphide deposits in the deep seabed by tracking their specific magnetic signature.