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Most of research of Institute of Oceanology connected with investigations and experiments in the sea, monitoring, processing and analizing field data, that is why Institute has fleet, consisting on a vessels and equipments arid instruments for marine research : manned submersibles "Mir", "Pisces","Argus", "Osmotr" with transmitting telly-information on a board of the vessel.

In different expeditions on the vehicles were installed additional equipment such as 3-d video system (National Geographic magazine), MAX movie-camera, external movie-camera (Lightstorm entertainment Inc.), HMI lights (up to seven pieces per vehicle), small ROV (Western space and Marine Inc.) etc. In period 1987-1996 twenty two expeditions with the MIR submersibles were conducted. Three general directions In underwater operations can be noticed: scientific research of hydrothermal fields on ocean bed (7 expeditions), the filming of RMS Titanic (2 expeditions) and research and special technical operations on nuclear submarine wreck Komsomolets (6 expeditions).

Name Number Crew Diving depth (m)
Mir 2 3 6000
Pisces 2 3 2000
Argus 1 3 600
Osmotr 1 5 200

The studies included monitoring of the Russian atomic submarine "KOMSOMOLETS" wreck site in the Norwegian Sea and detailed studies and videotape recordings of the Russian atomic submarine "KURSK" sinking site. The deep-water manned submersibles MIR were used for inspecting the lost "TITANIK" and the battleship "BISMARK" in the deep ocean. For that work the Institute was rewarded with Russian and international awards.

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Work from the wrecked “Kursk” atomic submarine
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Depth 6,000 m

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