General: DMT Deepworkers heading to Palau
Posted on 20.11.2007 - 09:00 EST in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Deep Marine Technology, Inc. (DMT) announces that it has entered into a one year contract with the Coral Reef Research Foundation (CRRF) in Palau, to provide two Deepworker 2000 Directly Operated Vehicles (DOVs) and support personnel for utilization in its deepwater marine collections contract with the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Scheduled to arrive in Palau in Janueary 2008, DMT's Deepworker 2000 submersibles will enable the CRRF to begin collection of deepwater marine samples for the National Cancer Institute's research program at depths previously unobtainable by divers or other available collection techniques.
The CRRF and its director, Dr. Patrick Colin, have had the prestigious U.S. National Cancer Institute's shallow water marine collection contract since 1992. Palau is the home base for the program which ranges throughout the Indo-Pacific region. This is part of a world-wide effort by NCI to find new treatments for cancer and AIDS from organisms in nature.