Proteus Ocean Group, co-founded by Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the late ocean exploration pioneer Jacques Cousteau, is developing an underwater research station that will be nearly 60 feet deep off the coast of Curaçao in the Caribbean. The facility is planned to be built by 2026 and will be a research laboratory for scientists and the public to explore and study the ocean. Aquanauts will live aboard the station as they conduct research and exploration beneath the sea. The facility will give humans a rare window on life under the ocean and will help in learning more about the ocean's mysteries. The partnership between Proteus and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will identify research opportunities as plans to build the station move forward, sharing information and scientific expertise. NOAA's existing research station, Aquarius, is operated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary by Florida International University.
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