Manned submersible „JAGO“


  • Karen Hissmann Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (GEOMAR)
  • Jürgen Schauer Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel (GEOMAR)



The manned submersible „JAGO“ is a human occupied underwater vehicle (HOV) designed for personal exploration and research in all types of aquatic systems and habitats. The seafloor along the continental shelf and slopes within the ocean twilight zone is JAGO’s main target area. The DNV-GL classed 2-person submersible has a maximum operating depth of 400 m. The two occupants, the pilot and one observer, are seated at 1 Atmosphere in a steel pressure hull with two large acrylic windows. The submersible’s small size and lightweight construction (3 T) allows worldwide operations from on board a wide variety of vessels as well as transport in a single standard 20-foot container together with all support equipment. Typical applications include personal observation of the sea bed and water column, video and photo documentation, selective non-intrusive sampling, placement of sensors and experiments, underwater inspection, as well as location and recovery of objects


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Cite article as: GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung. (2017). Manned submersible „JAGO“. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 3, A110.