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MEET THE SEMI FINALIST TEAMS

We are proud to announce that 21 semi-finalist teams are moving forward to Round 1 testing. These teams have accepted the challenge of mapping the ocean floor and are taking innovative approaches that run the gamut from gliders and drones, underwater robotic swarms to artificial intelligence. We are excited to see these courageous innovators illuminate the mysteries of the deep and discover what has remained unknown since the dawn of time.

Team Name:
ARGGONAUTS
Team Leader:
Gunnar Brink
Country:
Germany
Team Name:
BangaloreRobotics
Team Leader:
Venkatesh Gurappa
Country:
India
Team Name:
Blue Devil Ocean Engineering
Team Leader:
Martin Brooke
Country:
United States
Team Name:
CFIS
Team Leader:
Toby Jackson
Country:
Switzerland
 
Team Name:
Eauligo
Team Leader:
Christopher Lewis
Country:
France
Team Name:
ENVIRODRONE
Team Leader:
Ryan Cant
Country:
Canada
Team Name:
Exocetus Autonomous Systems
Team Leader:
Joe Turner
Country:
United States
Team Name:
GEBCO-NF
Team Leader:
Robin Falconer
Country:
New Zealand
Team Name:
KUROSHIO
Team Leader:
Takeshi Nakatani
Country:
Japan
Team Name:
LeHigh Tide
Team Leader:
Hanna Mo
Country:
United States
 
Team Name:
Ocean Quest
Team Leader:
Danny Kim
Country:
United States
Team Name:
Oceanzus
Team Leader:
James Case
Country:
United States
Team Name:
OD-Africa
Team Leader:
Mark Amo-Boateng
Country:
Ghana
 
Team Name:
Orca Robotics
Team Leader:
Phillip Rhyner
Country:
United States
Team Name:
PISCES
Team Leader:
Nuno Cruz
Country:
Portugal
 
Team Name:
SubUAS
Team Leader:
Javier Diez
Country:
United States
 
Team Name:
Tampa Deep-Sea X-plorers
Team Leader:
Edward Larson
Country:
United States
Team Name:
Team Tao
Team Leader:
Dale Wakeham
Country:
United Kingdom
Team Name:
Texas A&M University Ocean Engineering
Team Leader:
Dylan Blakeslee
Country:
United States
Team Name:
Virginia DEEP-X
Team Leader:
Dan Stilwell
Country:
United States
 
Team Name:
X994
Team Leader:
David Ryan
Country:
United States

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