Deep Oceans Expeditions (DOE) will use the newly re-fitted submersible MV “Alucia” during an upcoming expedition to film live footage of the Humboldt Squid.
Now the vessel is in the last stages of its extensive mechanical, electronic and technical upgrades. Communication and navigation systems, media editing studio, science lab, submarine and adventure underwater vehicles storage, and many other upgrades will make this “ship” a floating research laboratory, cruise ship, art studio and media center.
Radio Holland USA, a provider of electronic systems, has engineered a Media Center on board that will allow allows teams to work with all of the technology they would expect in a Hollywood studio. Radio Holland USA has been engaged to design and execute the engineering, integration and installation of the electronics design, electronics systems and highly advanced technologies that are being chosen for use by DOE.
The vessel will be commissioned in 4th quarter 2007 and will begin a series of Pacific expeditions.
The first of these expeditions planned is with the Discovery Channel to film live footage of the Humboldt Squid. All of the production and filming will take place onboard the MV “Alucia.” Michael deGruy, an award-winning filmmaker specializing in natural history and underwater photography, has been in the planning stages of this event for 4 years, which will be the largest Discovery production to date.