The Sea Orbiter – Designed by the French architect Jaques Rougerie, the vessel, containing various laboratories for studying marine life, will be 51 meters high, two-thirds of which will be submerged underwater. The Sea Orbiter is based on a smaller model of the vessel that was tested and changed to improve the stability. The upper part of the Sea Orbiter will be a scientific station for studies of climate and changes in water and the atmosphere.
Both NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) are interested in the vessel as a small, enclosed platform with conditions that resemble those onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.