Arctic Drifter: An Inflatable, Floating Lab

Arctic Drifter: An Inflatable, Floating Lab

An innovative research vehicle for one of the most inhospitable regions of the world.

Naresh Kumar
  • 24 august 2010

Studio Les Bêtes of New York has designed a conceptual floating research lab for the Arctic region that travels with the prevailing winds, collecting images and data on the environment along its way. The Arctic Drifter can be fully inflated to house a research crew and is capable of covering any flat terrain and withstanding extreme weather conditions, thanks to its size and buoyancy. To stop and exit the dome-shaped capsule, the crew simply need to deflate and detach a section of the air bags. The drifter is also equipped with LED lights and a self-contained composting toilet.

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