Online Oceans story

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From humble beginnings to industry innovators: A history of Online Oceans.

Online Oceans emerged from a long-standing passion project. Founder George Morton spent three years working in his spare time, aiming to be the first to cross the Atlantic with a small, uncrewed autonomous surface vessel.

While building increasingly complex prototypes, it became apparent that there was a market need for a commercially available, lower-cost, persistent ocean platform. Online Oceans was established to commercialise and build upon the work undertaken.

With a focus on designing and building Ocean robots, our goal is to revolutionise sensor deployments and the harvesting of data from sub-sea sensors.

Through innovation and the provision of exceptional products and services, we aim to position ourselves as industry leaders in this field. Join us on our journey as we continue to shape the future of maritime technology.

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Meet our team

Our leadership team brings extensive industry experience.

Online Oceans founder George
George Morton

George Morton is a chartered Engineer with a background in Oil and Gas. More recently he has worked for pioneering marine technology company Ocean Infinity before deciding to launch Online Oceans.

Online Oceans advisor Dan Hook
Dan Hook

CEO of electric drive company RAD propulsion, Dan has a wealth of experience in the marine robotics space including co-founding ASV, a pioneering USV company which was later sold to L3Harris

Online OCeans advisor Rich Daltry
Richard Daltry

Founder at RAD propulsion and Technology Director at leading marine robotics company Ocean Infinity. Rich co-founded ASV alongside Dan in 2010.