X994 was founded in 2016 by three longtime friends and entrepreneurs, who are experts in delivering software and data for ocean mapping and artificial intelligence. Our name is shorthand for the deepest known point in our oceans at 10,994 meters below sea level. We are building bridges between insular, ocean-related communities in academia, government and industry to collaborate and win the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and NOAA Bonus Prize competitions. Our participation in this audacious endeavor is only the beginning for X994.
The team is working to optimize robotic mapping of the ocean through advancements in software, AI, and data analytics.