In this first episode, we talk to Julie Angus who is CEO of Open Ocean Robotics. Before starting this cleantech company, Julie studied psychology and molecular biology and worked in venture capital, business development, and technology transfer. She and husband, Colin, have been on various expeditions around the world, including one in which Julie became the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean.
Autonomous self-powered boats could create the Internet of Things (IoT) of the ocean. That’s the verdict from clean tech company Open Ocean Robotics, which is developing solar and wind powered autonomous boats to monitor for oil spills, research animals, detect illegal fishermen and provide a constant stream of live data about ocean temperatures, sea level and currents.