NEW YORK, June 7, 2023 – Bristlemouth, the first open ocean connectivity standard, has launched its Pioneer program during World Oceans Week. The Bristlemouth Pioneer program supports ocean innovators building marine applications and new technology. The program is a collaboration between strategic partners from across the public and private sectors: OceanKind, Office of Naval Research, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, Builders Vision, Dalio Philanthropies, Aqualink, Ocean Discovery League, and Sofar Ocean.
“Although the ocean is essential to our lives and our livelihoods, and to understanding climate change and marine restoration, we have far too little data to help us practice good stewardship,” stated Mark Schrope, Director of Schmidt Marine Technology Partners. “By bringing together partners across private, public, and nonprofit sectors, Bristlemouth can greatly expand our collective capability to develop and deploy much-needed technologies.”