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
STEM leaders Denise Williams, First Nations Technology Council, Julie Angus, Open Ocean Robotics, Mina Hoorfar, UVic Engineering and Computer Science and Sue Paish, Digital Supercluster discuss Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and math. Moderated by: The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Join Open Ocean Robotics CEO, Julie Angus on a podcast about raising for tech startups, courtesy of alacrity Canada. Listen to the podcast here!
Open Ocean Robotics was highlighted as a climate change solution in CBC's article, 'From open burning to open dialogue, these actions can mitigate the climate crisis, scientists say'. Read more here!
Open Ocean Robotics CEO, Julie Angus is interviewed for Alacrity Cleantech. Watch the recording here!
Ready2Research featured us in their publication: Could This Drone Help Save Our Oceans… and Us? A Canadian company's unmanned, pollution-free naval drone collects data that may prove vital in maintaining our oceans as a viable food source. Read more here!
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!