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Empowering Innovation for Regenerative Ocean Impact

January 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST (New York Time)

Daniel Kleinman

Daniel Kleinman

Founder & CEO, Seaworthy Collective

Daniel Kleinman is Seaworthy Collective's Founder and CEO, and a marine roboticist. As an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot and Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics' unmanned underwater vehicles. Daniel spent the next three years as a Navy Contractor contributing to maritime systems R&D. Daniel recently started his Masters in Exploration Science at University of Miami RSMAS and was named a Miami Global Shaper. Daniel launched Seaworthy Collective in fall 2020 to empower a community of current and aspiring ocean entrepreneurs.

Talk Synopsis & Video Recording

Currently, there are systemic barriers to ocean innovation and solutions. The regenerative blue economy is built to overcome these barriers and move towards reversing, rather than mitigating, the anthropogenic climate impact on the oceans. Seaworthy Collective has developed its community-driven scalable model to empower a diverse and inclusive regenerative blue economy. Through the programs stemming from its Opportunities for Sea Change, Seaworthy Collective is democratizing opportunities for interdisciplinary ocean-impact innovation and entrepreneurship. Learn more on how you can join in co-creating an ocean startup or bring your existing venture into Seaworthy’s innovation pipeline, collectively catalyzing solutions for the oceans' greatest problems.

Breakout Group Discussions

(1) What do you see as your own barriers to transform your research into solutions and applications? (2) What kind of ocean solutions are most pressing, and what are the challenges to implement them?