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 boats 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. They 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
Julie Angus, CEO of Open Ocean Robotics participates in the MaRS Mornings Online: Women in Cleantech Challenge. The six finalists of the WIC come together to discuss their cleantech journeys. Listen to the conversation here.
Six cleantech founders share what helped them through the pandemic. For the finalists in the Women in Cleantech Challenge this meant 16-hour days, raising seed rounds virtually, refining their product market fit, and researching potential customers. Here, Julie Angus, CEO of Open Ocean Robotics and others share the hurdles they’ve faced and the silver linings they’ve found during COVID-19...
Julie Angus, CEO shares her thoughts on the up and coming Ocean Futures Innovation Hub. The City of Victoria’s ambitious plan, Victoria 3.0, proposes an entirely new neighbourhood, the Arts and Innovation District, that will revamp a downtrodden area of downtown into an inspiring showcase of B.C. architecture and sustainable design — complete with a Marine innovation centre...
Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind have selected three startups for the Offshore Wind Challenge, and Open Ocean Robotics is one of them. The startups will focus on innovations in marine mammal monitoring through data collection, real-time transmission, and analysis to support the responsible development of the offshore wind industry off the coast of Massachusetts, and well beyond.
Julie Angus participates in RBC Disruptors Podcast: Open Oceans, Open Opportunity: Mapping Canada’s Role in the Blue Economy
Julie Angus, CEO shares her thoughts on Victoria's up and coming Ocean Futures Innovation Hub
Open Ocean Robotics “One to Watch” – Accelerating British Columbia’s Clean Economy: A Cleantech Cluster Strategy for the province of British Columbia
Open Ocean Robotics named "One to Watch" in Cleantech Group's 2020 'Accelerating British Columbia's Clean Economy: A Cleantech Cluster Strategy for the province of British Columbia'.
Robotics & Automation News highlights how Open Ocean Robotics is tackling greenhouse gas emissions by producing solar-powered autonomous boats. Read more from their article here.