Lula 1000



Evonik supporting search for giant squid.

For more than five years, Evonik is supporting a project by the non-government foundation called Stiftung Rebikoff-Niggeler. The foundation has a submarine that was built exclusively for the purpose of seeking out the legendary Architeuthis squid in its natural habitat and filming it. The centerpiece of the Lula 1000, as the submarine has been christened, is the observation dome made of PLEXIGLAS®, which is a material manufactured by Evonik.

Evonik is a worldwide manufacturer of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark on the European, Asian, African and Australian continents and under the ACRYLITE® trademark in the Americas.

What kind of vessel is the Lula1000?

The Lula is a submersible that was specifically developed for exploring the habitat of deep-sea squids.


Development of submersibles

Humans have attempted to design diving suits that would extend underwater stays beyond the capacity of their lungs since antiquity.


What is the purpose of the catamaran ADA Rebikoff?

Although the Lula1000 can move independently at the surface, she is transported within the catamaran ADA Rebikoff over longer distances.


Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation

The Fundação Rebikoff-Niggeler was established in 1994 on the Azores island of Faial by the German Joachim Jakobsen.