We are a Swiss-based company with core expertise in underwater robotics, through-water wireless communication networks and underwater navigation. We have started this journey back in Australia over 15 years ago where we put together our first portable underwater drone, Serafina. Years later we found home in Lausanne, Switzerland, the cradle of fine manufacturing.
Having a passion for ocean exploration and how big data is changing the world around us, we quickly realized that there is still a significant gap in our understanding of the oceans as access to the underwater world is extremely inefficient. Hydromea develops products and solutions that allow customers to have autonomous high-speed and high-volume subsea data access in real-time. We render cables obsolete, make previously prohibitively expensive projects affordable and keep humans away from risky jobs by combining autonomous robotics and wireless communication network systems. This presents a paradigm shift in affordability and subsea data access. Importantly, it takes human risks to zero.
The Founding Team
Igor Martin, CEO
Igor has over 15 years of corporate business management experience in a Fortune 100 company. Prior to joining Hydromea, he ran a $40mln global biocides business, responsible for its P&L and all aspects of the сompany (Strategy, M&A, R&D, Sales, Marketing, Regulatory and Operations). Igor has an MBA from St. Louis University.
Felix Schill, CTO
Felix is an expert in real-time systems, ad-hoc communication networks, aerial and underwater robotics, and also has extensive experience in designing and building electronics, embedded systems, rapid manufacturing/3D printing, composite manufacturing and mechanical design. Felix has a PhD in Computer Science from the Australian National University.
Alexander Bahr, COO
Alexander is an expert in the cooperation and navigation of large groups of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), he has hands on experience with the design, testing and deployment of underwater sensing equipment. Alex has a PhD in Underwater Navigation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
At the heart of all what we do at Hydromea lies our unwavering passion to enable people and the planet to thrive. Our underwater technologies are transforming operations at sea by offering greener, smarter and safer solutions.
We see the future of the marine industry being completely automated and electrified, with robotics technology at the core of all that. Be it a legacy offshore oil site, a newly built wind park or a growing sea farming operation, underwater robots will enable continuous monitoring of the submerged assets.
This shall significantly improve overall efficiency of the operations and remove the need for polluting support vessels, each currently releasing on average over 10’000 tones of CO2 annually. Remote operations will keep people in the safety of their onshore control centers, staying closer to their families and providing for more quality time in their communities.
We are fully aligned and support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically driving our efforts towards these three: