Seatrec Quarterly Deep Dive

Autumn 2020

As we enter autumn, it feels like COVID has warped our sense of time, sucking the bliss out of each successive season, and blending the usual fun into one long stretch of quarantine and carryout. Add heatwaves, fires, and an unusually active hurricane season, and most will agree this past summer may not have been our best. But there still were some distinct, memorable summer oceanographic highlights. (Not to mention Discovery Channel nobly went ahead with Shark Week.) In this quarter’s Deep Dive, we’ll feature the latest from Seatrec and other ocean news — including seismic discoveries.

🌊What’s Happening at Seatrec


In another collaboration with Northrop Grumman, we won our second Powering the Blue Economy™: Ocean Observing Prize, sponsored by the Department of Energy and NOAA (news on our first prize is here.) This prize was awarded for the Mission Unlimited UUV Station — an underwater charging station to power and transfer data from unmanned underwater vehicles. We’re now progressing to the next phase of the competition — developing a functioning design of our UUV station concept.

We‘re super thrilled to have been selected as one of the 20 bluetech and greentech startups in the Launch Alaska Tech Development Cohort for 2020.

📰 Making Media Waves

Also, we were featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal article, Cleantech Companies Ride the Sustainable Investing Wave in LA.

Lastly, we also hit the radio waves! Our Senior Engineer, Michael Zedelmair, joined Yi in an interview on Ocean Science Radio. Tune in to our interview with inquisitive aquanauts:

➕ Product and Team Additions

And we’re growing! Welcome, Richard Lopez (Head of Finance) and Marta Bulaich (Head of Marketing).

🌡️ Shaking Up Climate Science

↕️ Environmentally Up and Down


Yours from at least a fathom away,

Team Seatrec

Makers of thermal #energy harvesting systems that create #electricity from temperature differences in deep #ocean waters to power #floats and #gliders.