2020 Women of the Year Awards: Innovator
Julie Angus has long been interested in the ocean and how small boats perform in it. That makes sense, given that the Victoria resident says she has spent more than 10,000 hours in such vessels, becoming the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean...
Tectoria: Rowers riding the high-tech wave with robotic boats
Julie Angus and her husband, Colin, learned a lot about the ocean during the five months it took them to row from Portugal to Costa Rica. Quite apart from determining there’s a reason most people don’t tackle the Atlantic Ocean and hurricanes..
Saanich tech company developing autonomous boats to monitor B.C. waters
A new series of self-sufficient, autonomous boats could revolutionize how people care for B.C.'s coastal waters. Founded just over a year ago, the Saanich-based Open Ocean Robotics is about to embark....
Collecting Ocean Data Using Wind and Solar-Powered Autonomous Boats
In 2019, Open Ocean won NACO’s Most Promising Start-up Award and $100,000 in the Spring Impact Investor Challenge. The company, which is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, now plans to start pilots with Fisheries and Oceans Canada...
Solar-powered drone boats could play pivotal role in forecasting
A new generation of drone boats powered by renewable energy could help revolutionize the forecasting of ocean-related weather. A number of companies have begun producing ocean-going prototypes including the Canadian startup Open Ocean Robotics.
Drones From Open Ocean Robotics Make A Splash, Tackling Winter Storms And More
It’s been a great year for Open Ocean Robotics, a British Columbia-based startup that makes solar-powered drones that can gather environmental data in real time and help address a multitude of issues...
Open Ocean Robotics – Sailing to a Cleaner Future
An industrial revolution is happening on the high seas. Combine robotics, AI, low-cost sensors, satellite systems, big data, biotechnology and genomics, and you get rapid and disruptive change across the marine industries...
Five BC tech startups that are ready to change the world
You’d be hard-pressed to find a BC tech startup that’s having a better 2019 than Open Ocean Robotics. They won NACO’s most promising startup of the year award, took home $100,000 through Spring’s Impact Investor Challenge....
Victoria Firm Building Robots of the Sea
Open Ocean Robotics creates "robots of the sea", and for that, they've received a $22,000 BC Resource Industry award. "It's a great honour, and we're excited to receive that type of recognition," says Colin Angus who owns the company with his wife Julie.
Getting to know our oceans better with Open Ocean Robotics
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....
Open Ocean Robotics – 2019 NVBC Competition Top 10 Finalist
Open Ocean Robotics CEO, Julie Angus is interviewed by New Ventures BC for the New Ventures BC Competition as a top 10 finalist -- watch the video here!
The results are in: 2019 New Ventures BC Competition
Open Ocean Robotics wins $22,000 BC Resource Industry prize package in New Venture BC's Competition! Read the announcement here.
The CMO Show: Julie & Colin Angus on storytelling for business
Julie and Colin Angus, co-founders of Open Ocean Robotics and National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, talk to The CMO Show host, Mark Jones about how to use storytelling in the startup phase of the business lifecycle. Check out this podcast now.
New Ventures BC Features Open Ocean Robotics on their YouTube Channel
CEO Julie Angus interviews on the New Ventures BC YouTube Channel
TMRO Ocean boats on autopilot STEAM INTERVIEW
Julie Angus, CEO chats to TMRO about Open Ocean Robotics' autonomous boats that can map the ocean floor, record the sounds of ocean mammals, track oil spills, help direct shipping traffic, monitor hurricanes and more - all with the natural power of sun and wind.
SDTC partners with accelerators to provide seed funding to five potential breakthrough technologies
Open Ocean Robotics receives $100,000 grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada -- read their press release here!
Top 10 Spotlight: Open Ocean Robotics
Open Ocean Robotics makes it to New Venture BC's Competition's Top 10 companies, and Julie is interviewed as a result -- read the interview here!
Autonomous self-powered boats ‘could create IoT of the 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.