Proteus Underwater Habitat, a state-of-the-art marine research project. An International Underwater Station.
Yves Behar and his firm Fuseproject in collaboration with ocean explorer and environmentalist Fabien Cousteau are designing an underwater habitat and scientific research station: Proteus Underwater Habitat.
Fabien lives by the principle that “there is no such thing as the impossible!” For years, Fabien has dreamed of building a modern underwater habitat; an ‘international space station’ under water. His dream and determination to turn this into a reality was reinforced after Fabien and his crew spent 31 days living and working at the last habitable underwater facility, Aquarius, now over 30 years old.
To offer scientists and academics an essential state-of-the-art research lab and a platform to give rise to disruptive scientific breakthroughs in areas such as medicine, genetics, sustainable energy and food cultivation. The FCOLC’s vision is that Proteus™ will be a catalyst to improve the health of humanity and the oceans upon which all life relies.
Core to FCOLC programming this year is the initial design and development of Proteus™. Proteus™ will redefine the way we go about deep-sea exploration and research. Scientists tell us that they need advanced tools like a technologically advanced underwater station and habitat if we are to expect breakthroughs, in part because anything that gives them more time at greater depths is a huge benefit to advancing ocean-based research, given the challenges and difficulty of time in deeper waters.