Check out the Galleries Check out the Galleries


The oceans of the world are a vast, alien landscape, covering more than half the Earth's surface. It is the last great frontier on our planet and the SERPENT project is researching this exciting undersea environment through unique and innovative deep sea exploration.

It is only through the generous help of offshore oil and gas companies and their highly skilled ROV teams that SERPENT can undertake this vital work. These dedicated professionals are helping us to push the boundaries of deep sea research, and contributing to our growing knowledge of the open oceans.

Find out more For Industry For Public For Science For Policy

SERPENT is a global project hosted by the DEEPSEAS group, within Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems (OBE) at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton (NOC). The project has a growing network of UK and global partners.