While VICTOR scrutinizes the seafloor, slowly, to identify outcrops and rocks to sample with its claw, curious eyes stare at us through VICTOR's cameras from 3300 m down. Photo: VICTOR/IFREMER/CNRS/IPGP
Late night discussions outside the ROV control room... on how to name hydrothermal vents... From left to right: Javier Escartin, Jean Arthur Olive, Margot Godard, John Jamieson, Miquel Massot (back) and Marine Paquet (front). Photo: Cedric Hamelin (UiB)/CNRS/IPGP/IFREMER.
VICTOR getting back on deck after a hard night of work at 3000 m depth... with a treasure trove of samples well packed in its basket. Copyright: Benoit Ildefonse (U. Montpellier) CNRS/IPGP/IFREMER.