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The Challenge

The global ocean economy is projected to double by 2030, however a significant knowledge gap remains with 95 percent of the world’s oceans still unmapped.

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Our Vision

To transform ocean data collection, supporting the sustainable and economic growth of our most precious resource — our oceans.

Business Model

Surveyors, Companies & Agencies

XOCEAN offers ocean data collection as a turnkey service to Surveyors, Companies and Agencies. We manage everything from mobilisation right up to the delivery of raw data to our customers.

Academic Partnerships

Universities & Research Institutions

While XOCEAN offers data collection as a service to Surveyors, Companies and Agencies we also partner with universities and research institutions. If you are interested in purchasing an XOCEAN USV or collaborating on a data collection project, please contact us through the form here.

Meet The Team

Based in Greenore, Ireland, XOCEAN was founded in early 2017. The team has over 50 years combined experience in technology development and operational delivery in a marine environment.

Andrew is the CTO of XOCEAN. He was previously a senior technical manager at an international marine engineering business. Andrew was the Engineers Ireland International Engineer of the Year 2015.
Claire is the Marketing and Communications Specialist at XOCEAN. She holds an honours degree from Trinity College Dublin and has extensive experience managing strategy, public and media relations, branding, advertising and events in the marine industry.
James is the founder and CEO of XOCEAN. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Ireland. James was previously the CEO of an international marine energy business and a senior manager at Accenture.
Karen is the CFO of XOCEAN. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with over 20 years financial experience with organisations including Price Waterhouse Coopers, National Treasury Management Agency, Treasury Holdings and OpenHydro.

The Latest News

To read our news and see where XOCEAN are featuring in the press, please visit our news section in the link below.



For answers to our frequently asked questions please view the document below. Should you still have a query please contact us through the form here.



The XOCEAN team has over 50 years combined experience in technology development and operational delivery in the marine environment. We are transforming ocean data collection using our unmanned surface vessels and supporting the sustainable growth of the ocean economy. We are always looking for talented people to join us on our mission.

Open Opportunities:

USV Pilot & Surveyor

Diesel Mechanic

USV Maintenance Technician

Electrical Technician

Field Operative

Please email your CV and cover letter to careers@xocean.com

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