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Can autonomous, seafloor-scanning robots speed up offshore wind development?

Grace Donnelly writes in Morning Brew on a new seafloor-scanning robot.

The C3 Take
  • Better understanding the seafloor could be crucial for combating climate change, but only 9% of ocean has been discovered.
  • Bedrock is a Brooklyn-based startup that is looking to deploy electric, fully autonomous underwater vehicles to map out the seafloor, saving time and money.
  • Seafloor mapping helps scientists better understand climate trends and could lead to greater deployment of offshore wind.
  • Private sector innovators are making new technologies that will help address the issue of climate change.

“Bedrock, a two-year-old, Brooklyn-based startup, aims to make the process up to 10 times faster with its electric, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) that can navigate along the ocean floor in waters up to 300 meters deep. Bedrock is still in the early stages of testing this tech—it has only built one AUV so far—but it raised $8 million in a seed round last March and is hiring ‘aggressively’ to grow the current team of ~20 full-time employees, its CEO and co-founder, Anthony DiMare told us.”

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