There is one last great exploration opportunity on this planet – the ocean floor. Humans have an innate curiosity and desire around exploring, and we are no different! We are a team of explorers who are looking for the next great discovery in the last truly mysterious place on this planet. Team Exocetus has grown from a small Connecticut-based company, Exocetus Autonomous Systems, that produces high efficiency underwater gliders. When the XPRIZE Foundation announced the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, we knew right away that this was a competition for us! We’re a team of engineers, entrepreneurs and adventure seekers with a vehicle capable of opening up the world’s oceans to us.
The team employs several low-cost underwater gliders equipped with side-scanning sonar to map for extended periods of time.