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“I think I’ve always loved exploring and pushing boundaries, but I’d say moving to the West Coast and Victoria is really where my love of adventuring started,” says Julie Angus, oceantech CEO and National Geographic award recipient

James MacDonald Photography

She’s the first woman to successfully row across the Atlantic, mainland to mainland, and she’s a National Geographic Adventurer, a scientist, a Cleantech Icon of the Year and a BC Business Innovator of the Year.

Julie Angus is also CEO of Open Ocean Robotics, which she co-founded with her husband Colin in 2018 in Victoria.

Today, Open Ocean Robotics is in the global spotlight for its autonomous energy-harvesting boats that collect information from the oceans and instantly relay it. The goal? Nothing less than protecting the oceans, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building an Internet of Things for the ocean.

James MacDonald Photography