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ROBOCEAN

Ecosystem Engineering

The Edinburgh-based start-up mechanising seagrass restoration.

Our mission is to enable large-scale ecosystem engineering via innovative subsea robotics. By enhancing seagrass meadow restoration, Robocean aims to play a pivotal role in combatting climate change and rewilding our oceans.

 

The Problem

In the last century, 92% of British seagrass has been lost due to a wealth of human factors. Globally we have lost 1/3 of all seagrass on earth in the last 100 years.  

Our oceans urgently require large scale seagrass restoration, however current restoration methods are time consuming and resource intensive.  

Why restore seagrass?

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Seagrass Meadow

Why restore seagrass?

VALUABLE

Seagrass meadows are the 3rd most valuable ecosystem on Earth.

EFFICIENT

Seagrass meadows are responsible for 10% of organic CO2 storage in our oceans, however they only occupy 0.1% of the seafloor.

EFFECTIVE

Seagrass meadows can capture CO2 up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests.

SUPPORTIVE

Seagrass supports 50% of the worlds fisheries by providing natural nurseries for marine life. 

Lottie Edge

Control Systems Engineer

Hiro Onishi

Planting Design Engineer

Caroline Gallan

Control Systems Engineer

David Kong

Electronic Systems Engineer

 

Our Team

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 Niall McGrath 

Founder and Director

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 Isobel Harris 

Co-founder and Mechanical Engineer

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 David Kong 

Co-Founder and Electrical Engineer

Since 2020, our team of nine engineers have strived to revolutionise seagrass restoration. It is vital that we tackle climate change to protect future generations from the mistakes of the past. We created Robocean to enact meaningful environmental change in the world around us.

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 Caroline Gallan 

Co-Founder and Electrical Engineer

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 Harry Doyle 

Co-founder and Mechanical Engineer

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 Anushka Joglekar 

Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer

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 Hiro Onishi 

Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer

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 Charlotte Edge 

Co-founder and Electrical & Mechanical Engineer

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 Joe Ralphs 

Co-Founder and Mechanical Engineer

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Subaquatic Life

WHAT WE DO

ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERING

We plant seagrass to conserve marine biodiversity.

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CARBON OFFSETTING

We offset your carbon footprint through tangible and effective means.

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RENT-A-ROV

Borrow our technology to enact your own environmnetal change.

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Follow our Journey

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