Diving deep into the global ocean economy

Host: David Hirschman

Business journalist and media entrepreneur

Diving deep into the global ocean economy

Host: David Hirschman

Business journalist and media entrepreneur

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Presented by Rhode Island, the Ocean State

How do we power offshore/undersea technology?

Dr. Yi Chao, CEO and founder of California-based Seatrec, joined the podcast to discuss how his company’s thermal energy technology is powering everything from sensors to underwater robots.

Back to School: Spotlighting URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography

Dr. Paula Bontempi, the dean of University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, joined us to discuss how the world of academia is preparing students to take ocean exploration and research to the next level.

[Programming note: This interview was taped in October of 2020]

The future of autonomous ships, with Sea Machines Robotics

Based in Boston, Sea Machines specializes in advanced control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels. CEO Michael Johnston joined us to discuss which industries are currently using this technology… and what could be possible in the future.

Event preview: Oceanology International 2020

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Oceanology International is the largest ocean technology conference in the world… and this year, you don’t need to travel to London to take it all in. Event director David Ince joined us to discuss how his team moved an exhibition featuring hundreds of global leaders in the Blue Economy onto an entirely online platform.

Investing in the Blue Economy with Maren Hjorth Baue

As the co-founder of Katapult Ocean and founder/CEO of Fynd Ocean Ventures, Maren Hjorth Bauer is a leading blue-tech investor based out of Norway. She joined the podcast to tell us what she looks for when selecting new projects — and provides her insight as to where America’s ocean economy is headed.

U.S. Sen. Whitehouse on America’s Blue Economy future

Where does Rhode Island fit in to the global Blue Economy? Do we really know less about the ocean floor than we do about the dark side of the moon? And how are sea turtles helping to bridge the divide across the aisle in the Senate? United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse weighs in.

How do we power offshore/undersea technology?

Dr. Yi Chao, CEO and founder of California-based Seatrec, joined the podcast to discuss how his company’s thermal energy technology is powering everything from sensors to underwater robots.

Back to School: Spotlighting URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography

Dr. Paula Bontempi, the dean of University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, joined us to discuss how the world of academia is preparing students to take ocean exploration and research to the next level.

[Programming note: This interview was taped in October of 2020]

The future of autonomous ships, with Sea Machines Robotics

Based in Boston, Sea Machines specializes in advanced control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels. CEO Michael Johnston joined us to discuss which industries are currently using this technology… and what could be possible in the future.

Event preview: Oceanology International 2020

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Oceanology International is the largest ocean technology conference in the world… and this year, you don’t need to travel to London to take it all in. Event director David Ince joined us to discuss how his team moved an exhibition featuring hundreds of global leaders in the Blue Economy onto an entirely online platform.