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Julie Angus – from Rowboats to Robot Boats

Innovation 12 min

It began with a five-month expedition in a small rowboat crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Twin realisations struck the younger Julie Angus: the vastness and lack of information available on our oceans as well as the vulnerability of the marine environment.

The worst hurricane season in recorded history also hit home the challenges of navigating such an environment, and so in the years to come she founded an autonomous boat company in Canada, Open Ocean Robotics.  

By marrying up autonomous technology powered by solar energy, an entirely new and sustainable approach to managing some of the ocean’s challenges lay before her.


Julie Angus, CEO and Co-Founder, Open Ocean Robotics

Photo credit: Jeffrey Bosdet


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