The Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility is a nationally registered not-for-profit corporation established in 1995 to manage and operate the ROPOS ROV system. Since its inception, CSSF has made it possible for ocean scientists to conduct research on the ecology of hydrothermal vents, sponge reefs and cold-water corals, and the geochemistry and economic potential of sulphide mineral and gas hydrate deposits, and to perform pioneering work on cabled deep-sea observatories. 

The CSSF vision is to develop world-leading undersea intervention technologies to enable a broad range of marine research and engineering activities in Canada and around the world. The CSSF mission is to provide Canadians and others with a state-of-the-art ability to conduct science and engineering in the submarine environment at a realistic cost. CSSF is recognized as the foremost provider of submersible solutions to enable marine science.