Eocean.eu has been founded to develop specialised accessories for imaging, mainly underwater, at reasonnable cost based upon state-of-the-art rapid prototyping tools and methods. This allows to build products in small orders or to customise them to meet customer's need especially for solution that are not offered by the bigger businesses. Eocean.eu claims to be part of the 'maker' culture: our products are made from machines that have been assembled and even built by the company. Eocean.eu aims at providing quality and durable products, designed, built and used in the field in very diverse conditions. Many of our products come to life to fulfill our own needs.
Lionel, the founder of Eocean-eu has been diving since 1988 in many places, cumulating close to 2000 dives. Apart from being a marine biologist (PhD in biological oceanology), he is also an underwater video teacher for the French federation of scuba-diving. His videos have won several competitions.
As a DIY addict and follower of the "maker" culture, playing with mechanics, computing or electronics is a second nature. At the beginning, most projects were assembled from off the shelf parts that could be easily found in local stores. With the growing complexity of projects over the year, it was more and more necessary to source parts from a growing number of specialized business and then to start machining the parts. What was initially a student hobby with few money has grown up after 15 years to a commercial activity based on recognized skills while remaining in a truly creative and artisanal spirit.