A cleantech solution to collecting ocean data
Solar powered autonomous boats providing real time information to 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, 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.
Own a USV
You can purchase a USV to run your own data collection missions. We’ll work with you to ensure that you have the sensors you need and the knowledge to control the USV.
Let us Collect your Data
We provide complete mission services, collecting the data that you need and delivering it when you need it. Our team will help you plan the mission and execute it from start to finish.
IMPROVE SHIP FUEL EFFICIENCY
Boats produce 1000 megaton of greenhouse gas emissions every year, more than all of Canada emits.
By helping ships plot more fuel-efficient routes using real-time information on ocean conditions, ships can conserve fuel and reduce emissions.
REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
Taking one offshore research vessel off the ocean for a week is like taking 100 cars off the road for a year.
Our boats can replace or augment vessels that use sensors or cameras to observe, protect and understand the ocean, reducing the need for traditional fuel consuming vessels.
CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL FISHING
Illegal fishing accounts for 20% of all wild fish caught, earning poachers $30 billion a year.
Our boats can patrol the ocean, safeguard Marine Protected Areas and facilitate the capture of illegally operating vessels.
DETECT AND CLEAN UP OIL SPILLS
700 million litres of oil enters the ocean every year through boat spills, leaks and intentional discharges.
Our boats can monitor for oil spills, detect intentional dumping and aid in the clean up effort.
UNDERSTAND CLIMATE CHANGE
Oceans bear the brunt of climate change, causing acidification, sea level increases, and changes in temperature and currents, which impacts the health of marine species, ecosystems, and our coastal communities.
Our boats can measure the changes in our ocean so we can better understand how we can respond.
SAFEGUARD THE ARCTIC
Melting Arctic sea ice has tripled traffic in the north over the last 25 years yet only 1 per cent of the Canadian Arctic is charted to modern standards.
We can provide a cost-effective method to map the Arctic to reduce the risks of ships running aground and observation in remote regions to expedite response time.
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.
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