a directory of ways to participate in sea exploration



OpenROV is an underwater robot that you can build yourself to explore underwater caves, oceans and lakes up to 25m in depth, with an eventual goal of up to 100m. OpenROV can be used for an array of exploration and research. From hunting for meteorites on the seafloor to monitoring plastic pollution in the ocean, the larger community of OpenROV users aim to increase research for a wide variety of underwater-related domains.

An ROV is a remotely operated vehicle that can move forward, backward, rotate and change depth. The OpenROV’s movements can be controlled from your computer screen. You can build an OpenROV from scratch or by using a pre-purchased kit ($849 for the full kit or  $45-$245 for individual components).

Project owners + coordinators:
Eric Stackpole, co-founder
David Lang, co-founder

To learn more and participate, visit:

To stay up-to-date on this project:
• follow
• read
• join
• see
• connect with


Nothing to update you on yet! Make contact if you have exciting news about this project.

Category: Open Source.

Tags: , , , .