A cleantech solution to collecting ocean data
Our oceans are full of information. Information that can protect at-risk whale species, allow ships to voyage more fuel-efficient routes, crack down on illegal fishing, and enable us to better understand the impacts of climate change. Our USVs (Uncrewed or Unmanned Surface Vehicles) are equipped with sensors, cameras and communication devices so that we can capture information from anywhere on the ocean and have instant access to it. Harvesting energy from the sun, our boats travel nonstop for months, without producing any greenhouse gas emissions, noise pollution or risk of oil spills. USVs are an essential component to creating a digital ocean, an Internet of Things for the sea, where we finally begin to understand some of the most mysterious regions of our planet.
How We Make a Difference
Out of over 150 companies, Open Ocean Robotics was selected as one of the top 5 robotics startups impacting the maritime industry -- read the article here!
Open Ocean Robotics, a Victoria-based company building solar-powered autonomous boats (pictured) for remote marine data collection, won the Wildcard category of this year’s NexStream Tech Challenge. Read more here!
BCBusiness reports on Open Ocean Robotics' win in Campbell River's NexStream 2.0 Wild Card Challenge. More details here!
Open Ocean Robotics won the NexStream 2.0 Wild Card Challenge! Watch the announcement here!
A vision of the future proposed by the NATO Maritime Unmanned System Innovation Advisory Board, of which Open Ocean Robotics' CEO, Julie Angus is a part of - watch the full video here!
Open Ocean Robotics CEO awarded honorary doctoral degree in Science from McMaster University - watch the convocation speech here.
Open Ocean Robotics Operations Lead and CEO interviewed by Vancouver Tech Journal on their marine careers and thoughts on World Ocean Day. Read the article here!
Three companies are preparing to market new ways to protect marine animals near offshore wind installations, thanks to support from the country’s first large-scale offshore wind farm and a Massachusetts-based climate technology incubator... Read Energy News Network's story on Open Ocean Robotics and the Offshore Wind Challenge here!