Open Ocean Robotics
Wind and solar-powered autonomous boats providing real-time information to understand and protect our oceans. Our oceans are full of information. Information that can protect at-risk whale species, allow ships to voyage more fuel-efficient routes, crackdown 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 and the wind, 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.