2023 Neptune Award
REMORA Technical, represented by President and Chief Engineer Matt Newberry, and Brooke Flammang, Lead Scientist, from the United States, New Jersey. Using biomimicry to replicate the remora’s lamellae, this solution is a non-invasive long-term method to track migratory marine species. This method solves issues for device attachment so that data can be collected for longer periods of time. The apparatuses can be deployed, collected, and reused. Prize money: $100,000 USD.
2023 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Orcelle® Award
Helix Power, represented by Kevin Blackman, Co-Founder from the United States, Massachusetts. Helix Power produces kinetic batteries for zero-emission port operations through the elimination of diesel-powered cranes, generators, and other greenhouse gas-emitting equipment from seaport operations. These kinetic batteries are designed to moderate short-cycle peaks in energy demand inherent to port operations. The solution addresses surges by recycling the recovered energy. Prize money: $100,000 USD.
2023 Ocean Exchange Transportation Hub Innovation Award
AnchorGuardian by Swiss Ocean Tech, represented by Co-Founders, Thomas Frizlen and Suzy Chisholm from Zurich, Switzerland. AnchorGuardian by Swiss Ocean Tech is a cutting-edge and patented technology that offers a complete range of intelligent data throughout the anchoring procedure that immediately recognizes anchor drag, thus minimizing the risk of groundings, collisions, and environmental damage. Prize money: $100,000 USD.
2023 Guy Harvey Foundation Collegiate Award
OnDeck Fisheries AI, represented by Lucy Gordon, Operations. OnDeck Fisheries AI provides artificial intelligence software for sustainable fisheries monitoring. Prize money: $10,000 USD.
2023 Ocean Exchange Collegiate Award
Biome Future, represented by CSO Monica Schul, and CEO Jessica Tittl Nielsen. Biome Future uses ocean microbes naturally make clean chemicals. This biomanufacturing can reduce the toxic waste, water consumption, and energy used to create chemicals. Prize money: $10,000 USD.
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