Deep Experience in Ocean Autonomy
Seasats has roots in a garage project that made international news
The Seasats Story
It all began in Tiverton, Rhode Island, when a group of teenagers floated the idea of sending messages to a friend in Spain via autonomous boat. Since they had sailing experience and a history of ambitious projects, the idea quickly moved from a joke to initial designs.
The SCOUT Transatlantic project entered the water two years later with support from local and online communities. Over the next few months, the vessel set a new record for an autonomous surface voyage and received attention from news outlets around the world.
After the project wrapped up, the SCOUT team split up for school and jobs across the country, but ocean autonomy remained in the backs of their minds.
By 2019, the team’s members had built years of experience at innovative organizations. While they worked, the need for reliable, affordable, and sustainable ocean operations continued to increase. Autonomous surface vehicles had potential, but execution seemed to be lacking.
In 2020, the team reunited in San Diego to found SeaSatellites, Inc (“Seasats”) with a goal of providing an easy-to-use alternative to the complex and expensive options that dominated the market at the time. This was accomplished through a ground-up redesign that combines expert naval architecture with cutting-edge software and electronics.
The goal of simple reliability resonated. Within months, Seasats was completing pilot missions with the Scripps Institution and demonstrating for the US Navy. In summer 2021, the company’s fundamental focus on scalability led Seasats to participate in Techstars, one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in the world.
With an expert team, insightful advisors, and a clear vision for the future, Seasats is ready to revolutionize ocean operations.