- Subsea survey and seabed mapping
- Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)
- Marine biology
- Oil & Gas - pipeline & cable inspection
- Research, expedition
- AR / VR visualization options for marine robotics
Just like outer space, the underwater world is full of secrets and awakens the spirit of discovery in us. Both environments fascinate with their very special laws and challenges. Only a close networking of research and experience makes their discovery and explanation possible.
After many decades of experience in underwater (UW) photography and together with our partner GEOMAR, ZEISS has created a new class of underwater lenses enabling precise subsea and deep ocean measurements in high resolution. Our goal is to support the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) & Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) operator with best equipment for visual manipulation and navigation underwater. For years we have been active in deep sea research and developing underwater applications for greater depths and demanding environments.
We can provide customized underwater lenses in known ZEISS quality for a wide range of applications including inspection, measuring and observation. Our customers value the robustness and accuracy of our products combined with a long lifetime under harsh conditions.
Therefore, ZEISS is defining a new platform for real-time capable maritime robotics. Our customers and research partners appreciate the robustness and precision of the products, which impress with a long service life even under the most extreme environmental conditions.
In autumn 2020 we used the first series of ZEISS DUW DISTAGON lenses at depths beyond 5000 m. First results exceeded the current state of the art in underwater imaging. They elevate our pioneering work in deep-sea visual mapping to industrial scales.