Chao and Schmitt

New Speakers and Sponsors Announced for the 2022 Symposium

Happy New Year Everyone!
We are excited to announce that Yi Chao, Founder and CEO of Seatrec, Inc., and Raymond Schmitt, President and CEO, Salient Predictions, will be joining us as speakers at the Blue Innovation Symposium. See below for more information.
The Blue Innovation Symposium wants to thank Teledyne Marine for becoming the newest premier sponsor. We also welcome Sensor Technology Canada as an exhibitor. See below for more information.
If you’re interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, or attending, you can take advantage of early bird rates by signing up today on our website. And, applications for FlashTalk presentations and nominations for this year’s Rising Tide Awards are now being accepted, see below for more information.
In the meantime, read the latest edition of Ocean News & Technology magazine, which features an article by Blue Innovation Symposium co-founder, Toby Stapleton. Or, catch up with Toby this Friday at the Cape Cod Technology Council’s First Friday Event, see below for more information.

Speakers from Seatrec and Salient Predictions Announced

We are pleased to announce that Yi Chao, Founder and CEO, Seatrec, Inc. and Raymond Schmitt, President and CEO, Salient Predictions, will be joining us as speakers this year.
Yi Chao is the Founder and CEO of Seatrec, Inc., a spinoff from California Institute of Technology. He pioneered the ocean thermal energy harvesting project at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). 
Yi holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University. As a physical oceanographer, Yi studied the ocean from outer space and was a Project Scientist for the successful  Aquarius Satellite Mission (a $300M NASA project that launched the first salinity satellite), where he was responsible for science, technology, and engineering implementation. Before Seatrec, Yi has worked on numerous projects ranging from ocean science, satellite oceanography, ocean modeling, and underwater technology development. He is also affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles as an Adjunct Professor.
Ray Schmitt, is a Scientist Emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and President & Cofounder of both Neal Brown Ocean Sensors, Inc. and Salient Predictions, Inc. He holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. He is a leading expert on ocean turbulence and the global water cycle.
He has served on several National Academies of Science panels and the NASA Earth Sciences Advisory Committee. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and was a J.S Guggenheim Fellow in 1997-1998. He recently worked with his sons to win $250,000 in a rainfall forecasting contest for the US West by combining new insights into the ocean’s role in the water cycle with artificial intelligence techniques ( This win led to the formation of Salient Predictions, Inc. to use ocean data for superior long-range weather forecasts.

Thank You to Teledyne Marine and Sensor Technology

We want to say a special Thank You to Teledyne, for joining us this year as a Premier Sponsor of the Symposium. Teledyne Marine manufactures industry-leading solutions for harsh underwater environments, including instrumentation, imaging, interconnect solutions, seismic sensing and unmanned vehicles. Learn more about Teledyne Marine by joining us at the Blue Innovation Symposium ’22 and stop by their table.
Thank you to Sensor Technology, for becoming an exhibitor at the Blue Innovation Symposium. Sensor Technology remains a proudly family run Canadian Company which keeps the organization nimble and adaptable allowing us to lead advancements in acoustic technology. Be sure to visit their table at the Blue Innovation Symposium, February 22 & 23, 2022

Cape Cod Technology Council, Blue Economy Program, 1.7.2022

Dr. Tobias “Toby” Stapleton, a recognized leader in fostering New England’s Blue Economy, will present how the Blue Economy is impacting our region, creating innovative careers and investment opportunities, and continuing to be a major economic driver in our region.
We’ll also discuss how policy makers understand the importance of the Blue Economy and are creating public policies to support this initiative (such as President Biden’s Build Back Better program). Register for this event on the Cape Cod Technology Council’s Website, CCTC.