World pioneer in the development of technologies for manned intervention and robotics in extreme environments

Comex (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises)

was founded in 1961 by Henri Germain Delauze (1929-2012)


In Land

Design of hyperbaric oxygen Therapy facilities and Special Machines

Hyperbaric and hypobaric tests centre
Hyperbaric equipment maintenance and servicing

At Sea

Fleet of offshore research vessels carrying underwater robots for operations down to 2700m

Robotics and vision systems for underwater survey

Out in Space

European space program team member
Astronaut training program team member
Space habitat life support systems
Launching of stratospheric platforms from sea vessel

Innovation is our DNA

Design and Engineering Department

Innovation has always been part of Comex DNA. While preserving its ancestral know-how, our company has never ceased to remain at the forefront of scientific and technical innovations.

Hyperbaric and hypobaric Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Vision and photogrammetry Engineering

Space and robotics Engineering

Our Activities

In Land

Hyperbaric medicine

Hyperbaric and hypobaric Tests


Special Machines

At Sea

Oceanographic vessel fleet

ROV inspection

Vision and Photogrammetry

Out in Space

Space Habitat Life Support systems

Astronaut Training program

Stratospheric Platforms Launching

Comex News

COMEX partner of Merré Shipyards

Located north of Nantes, Merré Shipyards are recognized as a multi-specialist in shipbuilding.With the construction of eight military ships, 26.50-metre cruisers for French Navy’s mine clearance divers, Merré shipyards have been awarded their largest order ever. DGA...

The French company “Ship as a Service®” acquires the marine branch

The alliance with COMEX gives rise to a new structure immediately operational : “SAAS OFFSHORE”

CX3D – On orbit 3D modeling of satellites

Space debris is a growing concern for the space community. One way to reduce the amount of debris is to extend the life of the satellites

COMEX ORUS3D photogrammetry to survey polymetallic nodules on the seabed

The Marseille-based company COMEX performed last week pool trials with their 3D photogrammetry system “ORUS3D” to survey and cartography polymetallic nodules in the deep sea. Such metallic concretions, mainly composed of manganese, copper, nickel and cobalt, could be...

Hypoxia risk awareness

On Friday, November 16 2018, Comex Hyperbaric and Hypobaric Test Center hosted a delegation of students and instructors of EPNER (School of flight test and reception staff) for an hypoxia risk awareness session.

ORUS 3D expands its range with the MOD300

COMEX strikes again with a miniature ORUS 3D. After the 1000, 3000 and 6000m models, here comes the MOD300 !With the 3000m ORUS 3D subsea photogrammetry system operating around the world since 2017, COMEX managed to touch a large part of the subsea world. Involved in...


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