About Us

Who are we?

Yonder Deep is an undergraduate student organization based at the University of California, San Diego, founded and upholding one mission:

“To empower students to make tangible differences in research, by inspiring life-long learning through underwater robotics.”


Project Details

Yonder Deep is collaborating with Grant Deane of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) to 3D print an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to send to Spitsbergen, Norway for climate change research.

Grant Deane, a physicist at SIO, has developed a method to capture sound data of bubbles popping in glaciers to measure the rate of melting. Our AUV will deliver a hydrophone to the face of the glacier and dive down to 100 m to capture data that would not otherwise be attainable.

We are contributing to two research papers: on the feasibility of 3D printed AUVs, and on Grant Deane’s glacier acoustics measurement method.


Innovation for Positive Change

All members of Yonder Deep are expected to uphold our mission to provide students with experience that will allow them to make positive change and become tomorrow’s innovators and change-makers. The team is to pursue projects that will open up the world of oceanographic research, robotics, and STEM learning that allow us to demonstrate our abilities in engineering and robotic implementation. We hope that through our work, students from all disciplines will foster collaborative relationships and develop platforms for social good. Most importantly, Yonder Deep will support and innovate in the fields of underwater robotics and oceanographic research to provide new technologies to aid in the exploration of our worlds most defining feature.