401 Tech Bridge was the first entity to partner with the NavalX Tech Bridge initiative, creating a national collaborative model for naval defense innovation. Executive Director Christian Cowan joined the podcast to tell us more.
Dr. Elle Wibisono, a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the United States Senate, joined us to talk about her experience working on ocean and coastal policy issues.
11th Hour Racing’s president and co-founder Rob MacMillan, and grant program director Michelle Carnevale, covered ocean stewardship and sustainability, grant-making, and the future of competitive sailing as a ‘mainstream’ sport.
Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos and Jason Giffen with the Port of San Diego joined us to tell us how they’re trying to build on their city’s Blue Economy leadership.
Judson Kauffman, co-CEO and co-founder of Terradepth, joined us to discuss how his company is using autonomous submersibles to collect data and “drain the ocean of ignorance.”
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.
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]
Nir Gartzman, co-founder of Israel-based venture capital firm theDOCK, joined us to discuss his thoughts on maritime investment opportunities.
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.
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.