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The ocean is the last great frontier. It covers most of the Earth’s surface, produces 70% of our oxygen, and is a significant source of food and jobs. It’s also an increasingly contested battlespace, as nations seek to protect their waters and resources.

The ocean will undergo a profound transformation over the next decade to address these problems. Sensors, connectivity, cloud computing—the same technology that has revolutionized the terrestrial world is coming to the ocean.

The Wave Glider, an unmanned ocean robot, is the essential technology for this transformation. Sitting at the surface, the Wave Glider is the only unmanned system capable of collecting and communicating ocean data, real-time, through unpredictable conditions, for up to one year. It connects subsea data and communicates it to satellites and land, creating an ocean network.

Imagine this ocean network connecting billions of sensors, manned and unmanned systems, and satellites above. A place where data is available on demand, around the clock.

This is the Digital Ocean, and it is taking shape around us.

Liquid Robotics is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company.



It’s imperative that we better understand the ocean. Watch our Founder & CTO share why.

Our Shared Vision

We are building the Digital Ocean to enable economic growth, increase security, and ensure the sustainability of our planet.

Leadership

Spanning high tech, maritime, the defense industries, and more.

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In the News

Groundbreaking Study on Iceland’s Extreme Ocean Surface

Sea Technology, March 7, 2017

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego is collaborating with the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) on a groundbreaking study of the extreme ocean surface conditions that characterize the waters off Iceland’s coast. New state-of-the-art instruments will measure waves, currents, atmospheric pressure and sea surface temperature. Already, an expendable buoy has reported seas in excess of 12 m (40 ft.) in its first week of operation in the chilly Icelandic waters.

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Events

Sea Air Space 2017

April 3-5, 2017 | National Harbor, MD

The Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition brings the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together for an annual innovative, educational, professional and maritime based event. Be sure to visit us at booth #1513 and see a Wave Glider on display.

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Awards & Recognition


We are proud to have received accolades recognizing the Wave Glider as a game-changing platform. Below is a sampling of our recognition.



The Economist World Ocean Summit Ocean Innovation Challenge

From a worldwide competition, Liquid Robotics’ won the inaugural prize for "sustainable innovations that strive to create or enhance business practices, industries or technologies that contribute to the long-term health of our ocean.”

World Economic Forum (WEF) Technology Pioneer for 2013

Roger Hine was one of the 23 Technology Pioneers honored by the WEF “for the potential to significantly impact business and society through the design, development and implementation of new technologies and innovations”.

Guinness World Record for the “Longest Journey of an Unmanned, Autonomous Surface Vehicle on the Planet”

From San Francisco across the Pacific Ocean to Bundaberg, Australia, the Wave Glider named “Benjamin Franklin” swam 7,939-nautical mile (14,703-km) through cyclones, shark attacks, and the perils of the seas collecting and communicating ocean data.

Edison Gold Medal Award for Innovation in Power Generation and Utilization

In honor of Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards™ are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. Liquid Robotics was awarded the highest medal in recognition of the energy harvesting innovation of the Wave Glider.





History

It began with an interest in whale songs and a passion for building unusual things.








Hawaii Operations

Hawaii is the birthplace of the Wave Glider and home to our development, ocean testing, and regional operations.

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