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Blue Economy Podcast
Rhode Island: The Ocean State
Presented by Rhode Island, the Ocean State: The Blue Economy Podcast dives deep into every aspect of the world's burgeoning ocean economy.
Jul 6, 2023
The Great Underwater Boulder Walk, with Damian Ewens
We're joined by Damian Ewens, the founder of Ocean State of Mind as well as a new consulting business focused on supporting the Blue Economy. He told us about an unusual project he’s been working on this summer.
May 17, 2023
Ocean exploration with Victor Vescovo
We were thrilled to join famed undersea explorer Victor Vescovo to discuss his Five Deeps expedition; his thoughts on the future of ocean exploration; and more.
May 13, 2022
Miniature undersea autonomous vessels, with Advanced Navigation
Peter Baker, subsea product manager, with Australia-based Advanced Navigation, called in from Sydney to talk about HYDRUS – Advanced Navigation’s new “miniature undersea autonomous vessel” product that's small enough to serve as a carry-on item on most flights.
May 6, 2022
Crunching seven years of fish population data, with INSPIRE Environmental
Drew Carey, co-founder and CEO of INSPIRE Environmental, joined the program to discuss INSPIRE Environmental’s recent study regarding fish population and catch activity near and around the Block Island Wind Farm. The study is the result of more than a decade of work and **seven years** of data collection.
Mar 15, 2022
'Demystifying' bluetech investing, with Investable Oceans founder
Ted Janulis, the founder and principal of Investable Oceans (and a former president of the New York Explorers Club), joins us on this episode to discussion his "obsession" with the ocean -- and how it's helped him figure out the ins and outs of investing in ocean-based ventures. Learn more about Ted's project at www.investableoceans.com.
Feb 14, 2022
URI President Parlange discusses Build Back Better challenge
On our first episode of Season 3, University of Rhode Island President Marc Parlange joined us to tell us about the Build Back Better Regional Challenge -- and discuss how Rhode Island is working to redefine the nation's Blue Economy.
Aug 4, 2021
Predicting and solving for aquaculture disease
On this episode, we spoke with Tony Chen, the co-founder of Manolin. Manolin is a data analytics company focused on helping aquaculture farmers combine human and artificial intelligence to better predict and solve for aquaculture disease.
Jun 25, 2021
Discussing naval defense innovation with 401 Tech Bridge
401 Tech Bridge was the first entity to partner with the NavalX Tech Bridge initiative, creating a national collaborative model for naval defense innovation. Executive Director Christian Cowan joined the podcast to tell us more.
Jun 10, 2021
Talking ocean/coastal policy with U.S. Senate staffer
Dr. Elle Wibisono, a John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the United States Senate, joined us to talk about her experience working on ocean and coastal policy issues.
May 21, 2021
11th Hour Racing on grant-making, ocean sustainability and competitive sailing
11th Hour Racing's president and co-founder Rob MacMillan, and grant program director Michelle Carnevale, covered ocean stewardship and sustainability, grant-making, and the future of competitive sailing as a 'mainstream' sport.
Apr 23, 2021
How San Diego is turning its ports into Blue Economy incubators
Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos and Jason Giffen with the Port of San Diego joined us to tell us how they're trying to build on their city's Blue Economy leadership.
Apr 6, 2021
Building a 'virtual ocean' with Terradepth
Judson Kauffman, co-CEO and co-founder of Terradepth, joined us to discuss how his company is using autonomous submersibles to collect data and "drain the ocean of ignorance."
Feb 19, 2021
How do we power offshore/undersea technology?
Dr. Yi Chao, CEO and founder of California-based Seatrec, joined the podcast to discuss how his company's thermal energy technology is powering everything from sensors to underwater robots.
Jan 29, 2021
Back to School: Spotlighting URI's Graduate School of Oceanography
Dr. Paula Bontempi, the dean of University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, joined us to discuss how the world of academia is preparing students to take ocean exploration and research to the next level. [Programming note: This interview was taped in October of 2020]
Dec 18, 2020
Discussing the 'Blue Ocean of Opportunities,' featuring theDOCK
Nir Gartzman, co-founder of Israel-based venture capital firm theDOCK, joined us to discuss his thoughts on maritime investment opportunities.
Dec 11, 2020
The future of autonomous ships, with Sea Machines Robotics
Based in Boston, Sea Machines specializes in advanced control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels. CEO Michael Johnston joined us to discuss which industries are currently using this technology... and what could be possible in the future.
Nov 24, 2020
Event preview: Oceanology International 2020
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Oceanology International is the largest ocean technology conference in the world... and this year, you don't need to travel to London to take it all in. Event director David Ince joined us to discuss how his team moved an exhibition featuring hundreds of global leaders in the Blue Economy onto an entirely online platform.
Nov 13, 2020
Introducing the BlueGreen Innovation Challenge
Is there a college student out there who has the Blue Economy's next big idea? SeaAhead's BlueGreen Innovation Challenge is venturing to find out.
Nov 6, 2020
Aw, shucks: Let's talk about oyster farming
Rob Knecht, co-founder Real Oyster Cult, joined us back in March to discuss the rapidly growing oyster industry.
Oct 9, 2020
Investing in the Blue Economy, with Maren Hjorth Bauer
As the co-founder of Katapult Ocean and founder/CEO of Fynd Ocean Ventures, Maren Hjorth Bauer is a leading blue-tech investor based out of Norway. She joined the podcast to tell us what she looks for when selecting new projects -- and provides her insight as to where America's ocean economy is headed.
Sep 18, 2020
How predictive analytics is shaping the future of global trade
On this episode, we're talking about maritime market intelligence. How are data analytics shaping the future of global trade? Who's in line to become the "Amazon of shipping?" Matt Morgan, CEO of Boston-based Freight Flows, weighs in.
Sep 4, 2020
U.S. Sen. Whitehouse on America's Blue Economy future
Where does Rhode Island fit in to the global Blue Economy? Do we really know less about the ocean floor than we do about the dark side of the moon? And how are sea turtles helping to bridge the divide across the aisle in the Senate? United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse weighs in.
Aug 21, 2020
The economic benefits of 'Saving the Bay'
As Rhode Island (and the rest of the world) work toward recovering from the impact of COVID-19, Save the Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone says protecting the Narragansett Bay should be a top priority.
Jul 17, 2020
Maria Gallucci on 'dream ships' & the future of clean cargo shipping
Maria Gallucci is a freelance science journalist covering energy technology and policy in the United States and Latin America. She joined the podcast to talk about her career, her beat and the future of clean cargo shipping.
Jul 3, 2020
Moran Shipping, SeaAhead leader Jason Kelly on creating a 'super-sector'
Jason Kelly, executive vice president of Moran Shipping Agencies and co-founder of SeaAhead, has spent his entire career getting people excited about the future of the Blue Economy. Despite the impact of the pandemic, he's still all-in. Here's why.
Jun 19, 2020
Pre-COVID interview: Fearless Fish founder Stuart Meltzer
Back when we were still able to record in our studio, we sat down with Stuart Meltzer, the founder and owner of Fearless Fish, an independent specialty fish market located on the West End of Providence, Rhode Island.
Jun 4, 2020
Discussing shipping's post-COVID future, with gCaptain publisher John Konrad
Captain John Konrad is the founder and publisher of gCaptain, the maritime industry's leading trade publication, and the CEO of freight data startup gShip. He joined the show to discuss those two projects - plus, offer his take on how COVID-19 may spur innovation in the global shipping industry.
May 15, 2020
CargoMetrics CEO Scott Borgerson on digitizing the shipping industry
CargoMetrics receives and analyzes more than a billion unique pieces of shipping data every single day. What can we learn with this amount of information? Plus: How can America's shipping industry reinvent itself in the aftermath of COVID-19? CEO Scott Borgerson weighs in.
Apr 21, 2020
Impact of COVID-19 on seafood, fishing industries
Laura Foley Ramsden, a self-proclaimed "Fish Mongress" and the owner of Foley Fish, joins the Blue Economy Podcast to discuss how her business -- and the fishing industry at large -- is navigating the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Apr 9, 2020
Will the COVID-19 crisis 'collapse' the oil industry?
Demand for oil and fossil fuels has “dropped off an unprecedented cliff” in the “grave new world” created by this crisis. Is there a path to recovery? And what does this mean for renewable energy sources like offshore wind? Award-winning energy and climate change reporter Amy Harder with Axios weighs in.
Mar 4, 2020
Discussing the future of America's offshore wind industry with Jeff Grybowski
As the former CEO of Deepwater Wind, Jeff Grybowski was the executive in charge of bringing America's first - and still only - offshore wind farm to life. On this episode, he breaks down the Block Island Wind Farm's seemingly endless permitting and construction processes - and provides his insight on the future of the nation's offshore wind industry.
Feb 25, 2020
Defining the global 'Blue Economy' with urbanist Bruce Katz
From Rotterdam to San Diego to the coastlines of Rhode Island: On this episode, we spotlight the Blue Economy's early movers - and try to predict just how big this sector can become.
Feb 18, 2020
TEASER: Blue Economy Podcast
The so-called “super sector” operating in and around the ocean is emerging as the fastest-growing, most exciting industry cluster in the world. We’re going to have plenty to talk about. Subscribe today.