help harness the power of technology to
foster marine conservation. By engaging the
optimism and creativity of the Silicon Valley
culture, OU believes we can truly address
long-standing challenges to preserve our
marine and coastal environments for future
power of technology to engage and inspire
a whole new generation of the “tech savvy”
to understand the importance of our
connection to the ocean, unite through
shared marine conservation values, and
champion and celebrate actions that
promote a healthy marine environment.
effective solutions to a variety of resource
challenges affecting our coastal and marine
environment. Oceans Unmanned facilitates
the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
(UAS) to respond to emergencies including
oil spills, vessel groundings, and large
Protecting our oceans and coastal marine environment by facilitating the use of unmanned technologies and promoting their safe and environmentally conscious operation through education and outreach.
ECO-DroneECO-Drone™, an educational and outreach program, partners with federal and state agencies, industry, and education institutions to develop and communicate "best practices" to minimize or eliminate resource disturbance due to drone operations.
Oceans Unmanned is developing new techniques to survey rugged coastlines and remote marine areas by utilizing UAS to support a variety of environmental research and monitoring projects. Current projects include New England Grey Seal Survey, Hawaii Humpback Whale Research, Sacramento River Habitat Mapping, and Oregon State University Seabird Research.