AUSTIN, Texas – Terradepth, a disruptor in maritime data collection and use, today announced the successful completion of its Phase 1 trials. The test was executed at Lake Travis in Travis County, Texas. The Phase 1 test results conclusively demonstrate that the company’s unmanned submersible could collect and process underwater data, understand features of import, and automatically retask itself with no human intervention.
Terradepth’s mission is to increase ocean knowledge through autonomous, high-resolution, scalable data collection and a radically improved data experience. The company is applying autonomous robotics, AI/ML, and the latest software concepts and methodologies to create the world’s first deep ocean data-as-a-service business.
The initial trial is one of multiple tests that will prove out Terradepth’s hybrid ocean data collection submersible, which will operate autonomously to collect an ocean data repository of unprecedented scale.
“The success of our first trial is an important first step towards democratizing ocean data, and is another important step toward our goal of sharing information that can help to conserve and protect 98.5% of Earth’s livable space — the ocean,” said Joe Wolfel, co-founder and co-CEO at Terradepth.
Terradepth is enabling a holistic reasoning of the Earth for the first time in human history. By making high-resolution undersea information accessible to a diverse stakeholder base, Terradepth is driving human connection with the ocean through greater understanding. From environmental decisions to new medical treatments, Terradepth’s combination of subsea drones and its Virtual Ocean are changing our relationship to the ocean for good. To learn more, visit Terradepth.com.