Nautile is a manned submersible owned by Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea. Commissioned in 1984, the submersible can be operated at depths of up to Script error: No such module "convert"..
Nautile is capable of housing three people. She has a length of 8 m, still imaging cameras, two colour video cameras, and a number of flood lights. She is fitted with two robotic arms to allow remote manipulation. Nautile can stay under water for up to eight hours at a time. Two ships can act as mothership to Nautile: Pourquoi Pas? and Atalante. In its early days Nautile was launched from RV Nadir.
- Nautile — specification from Ifremer website
- Nautile: miniature submarine — BBC news article
- Submarine to examine sunken oil tanker — New Scientist article
- Le Nautile — technical information from Ifremer website Invalid language code.
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