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About

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. 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 speed of subsea data access. Importantly, it takes human risks to zero.

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The Founding Team

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Sustainability

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.

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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. 

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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.

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We are fully aligned and support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, specifically driving our efforts towards these three:

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Join Us

HYDROMEA IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NEW TALENTS!​

Portable underwater robotics is on the cusp of an ocean exploration revolution. Hydromea leads the way with its disruptive technologies that have already been deployed at over 4’000m depth in the Pacific Ocean, under ice in Russia and in a number of subsea construction jobs in the North Sea.


Are you passionate about exploring the ocean? Touched about saving lives? Excited to be part of the team that brings the world’s first wireless underwater drone into the world?


Join us in breaking boundaries in autonomous robotics and wireless communication underwater. This is the last frontier that is still much less understood and explored than outer space. And yet the whole humanity relies on it for its existence. Start your pioneer mission with Hydromea!

Check our open positions below. If nothing matches your interests and skills but you are still convinced you belong to Hydromea, send us your resume and a cover letter by applying here:

Current Internship positions

Manufacturing Head Engineer (full time)

IT software engineer (full time)

Senior Embedded Hardware Engineer (full time)

Internship:

Design and building components for a novel underwater inspection robot
(any time after June 2022)

Internship:

Software Engineer for Embedded Computer Vision in underwater robotics (any time after June 2022)

Internship:

Design of a digital production process infrastructure

(any time after June 2022)

 

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