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Comprehensive climate action must include the ocean—unleashing its potential to address the global climate crisis and sustain its health starts with science-driven knowledge

We need to uncover and understand what is happening in the ocean

But the ocean is a remote, vast, and corrosive operating environment. Access to real-time data through sensors and other technologies is costly, time-consuming, and hard to scale.

Through the Ocean Climate Innovation Accelerator (OCIA), we are able to connect world-class ocean scientists and engineers with industry leaders capable of providing technological insights and the capacity to scale up solutions. We are creating a framework for impactful solutions through envisioned “innovation hubs.”


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To address these challenges and generate new knowledge and solutions at the intersection of ocean and climate science, we are creating dedicated “innovation hubs”:


Ocean Sensing & Measuring

  • Challenge

    • Generate better insights with continuous monitoring across a wide range of biological, chemical, and other ocean vital signs
    • Extend observation capabilities across large areas and to full ocean depth
  • How consortium members can help

    • Leverage new or existing technologies uniquely suited for the challenges associated with sensing and measuring the ocean 

Networked Ocean

  • Challenge

    • Improve predictive modeling, including ways to effectively measure results, show progress, and guard against unintended consequences
  • How consortium members can help

    • Create an “always on, always connected” ocean, analogous to existing networks for weather monitoring and forecasting
    • Enable a vast network of sensors that communicate with a broad range of usage sources, from satellites to ships to remotely operated and autonomous vehicles working on and deep below the surface

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning

  • Challenge

    • Leverage and scale research, insights, and analytics in the ultimate “Internet of Things” challenge of interpreting data from globally distributed sensors and a networked ocean 
  • How consortium members can help

    • Through the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence, turn the value of real-time data into meaningful insight and solutions 

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“Through OCIA, we are committed to engaging ADI’s engineers and technologies to advance knowledge of the oceans, in order to gain a better understanding of how oceans are impacted by climate change and to develop solutions to restore ocean health. By doing so, we hope to drive meaningful impact on the global fight against climate change.”

- Vincent Roche

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