The Ocean is where all life comes from, yet we are destroying it. Global warming. Acidification. Overfishing. Plastic pollution. Chemical runoffs. Oil spills. Radioactive leakage… We need to develop solutions to invert the negative effect humans have on the ocean.
Scoutbots designs, develops, deploys tailor-made open ocean technologies to explore and protect the oceans.
Devices: We develop innovative, affordable, open technologies to collect data from the ocean. May it be plastic pollution, coral reef mapping, radioactive sediments from the sea floor, oil spill sensing and more. See devices.
Boats: To collect data from the ocean, we must deploy sensors, often from boats. We are particularly interested in surface and underwater unmanned vehicles / marine drones. Scoutbots is the home of “Protei” the open hardware shape-shifting sailing robot. See boats.
We believe that if a technology is good, it should be available for everyone. The climate crisis, the environmental urgency, we must work together, fast, efficiently.
Time is of the essence. Open Technology and Open Science are key.
How can citizens explore and protect the oceans with open technologies? How can we prepare the next generation of inventors to have more impact?
Could shape-shifting sailing robots be the future of sailing? Can sailing be more energy efficient, safer, modular and flexible?
We use Open Technology to maximize our impact and transparency. We work across sectors and geographies: individuals, non-profits, companies, universities and governments all around the world.
More than half of the world population lives in cities near the ocean, increasing stress as well as creating opportunities to innovate. Join our movement.