A scientist, explorer, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur, Julie Angus cofounded Open Ocean Robotics to help protect our oceans and offer solutions to some of our greatest maritime challenges.
Julie is the first woman to row across the Atlantic Ocean from mainland to mainland for which she received National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year Award. She is a keynote speaker who has inspired hundreds of corporate audiences sharing lessons in leadership, teamwork and overcoming challenges.
Julie has written three books, has a graduate degree in microbiology and is a serial entrepreneur who cofounded two previous ocean-focused businesses. Julie is a director on NATO’s Maritime Unmanned System Initiative Innovation Advisory board and a board member for the Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST). In 2020 she was awarded Innovator of the Year by BC Business and in 2021 she was recognized as Industry Icon by the BC Cleantech Industry.
In addition to business awards, Julie has been recognized in the realm of science, writing, and exploration. These accolades include University of Victoria’s Distinguished Alumni Award, McMaster University Young Alumni Award, North America’s Leading Adventurer by Explore Magazine, One of Canada’s Greatest Women Explorers by Canadian Geographic, Best Adventure Film from the Dijon Adventure Film Festival, Royal Canadian Geographic Society Fellow and many others.