Mission

Develop the most advanced aerial imaging system for shark detection the world has ever seen. Demonstrate the value of this system and deploy it on the beaches of Cape Cod. Make it safe to swim and surf again. Expand operations globally.

Artificial Intelligence

Harness the power of AI to identify threats in real time. We are well on our way to compiling what we believe will be the most comprehensive data set of aerial great white shark images ever collected. These images will enable our engineers to utilize advanced methods in machine learning to develop world leading AI.

Advanced Optical Designs

Develop optical solutions to resolve key issues in sub-surface aerial imaging. A summer flying drones up and down the coast from Chatham to Provincetown has yielded tremendous insight into the challenges that we will face. We are already working on solutions to a number of these problems.

Aviation Systems

Optimize all flight parameters. Understanding the limitations of current drone technology as well as the regulatory environment is key to making the most of these systems. We have expertise in aviation systems from both engineering and piloting perspectives.

Hardware/Software Solutions

Solve key issues related to real time image processing through optimization in terms of hardware configurations and data flow, minimization of computational requirements, and parallel computing.

Shark behavior

Work to understand shark behavior in coastal waters. This is essential to the optimization of any early warning system and also to the understanding of its limitations. We have hundreds of hours flying over the waters of Cape Cod with much of it spent directly observing sharks.

Intellectual Property

Build out a strong patent portfolio that will add real value to our company. A strong patent portfolio will enable us to both protect our work as well as attract the additional investment that will be necessary for further development.

Ways You Can Help

We can always use more help and would love to have your support

Provide Drone Footage

Your drone footage can help us improve our shark detection algorithms.

Support Our Direct Media Outlets

Subscribe for periodic updates on our progress, amazing photos and other items of interest.

Support Our Streaming Channel

Here we will showcase some of the incredible footage we captured this summer over Cape Cod.

Purchase Prints

We captured more than just shark images this summer. Prints are available for a number of these. Proceeds will be invested directly in further R&D efforts.

Thanks

We would also like to thank all the people who have approached us on the beach this summer. Your enthusiasm and interest in our work is greatly appreciated.

people behind the vision

We have expertise in optics, image processing, machine learning, systems engineering and aviation

Kristian Sexton, PhD

Scientist / Engineer / Pilot / CEO

Kristian Sexton grew up sailing and surfing the waters of Cape Cod. He has returned in the hopes of making it such that the next generation has the same chance to enjoy the ocean that he had. Kristian earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Hawaii where he conducted research under a NASA space grant fellowship. After a brief stint in aerospace he went on to complete a PhD in biomedical engineering at Dartmouth College. He has spent most of the last ten years working on the development of optical systems for medical imaging and diagnostics. Kristian is also a commercial pilot and flight instructor with over 1400 flight hours including experience flying in Hawaii, Alaska and East Africa.

Rob Holt, PhD

Director of Artificial Intelligence

Rob Holt grew up in New Hampshire and graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with degrees in both physics and mathematics. He went on to complete a PhD in physics at Dartmouth College with his research focused on 3D image reconstruction. Rob has spent much of the last ten years developing algorithms to process medical images. He specializes in object identification and classification with vast experience in machine learning methods. Rob now divides his time between MathWorks and Moosh Systems.

Kyle Vos Strache, JD

Patent Attorney / Legal Expert

Kyle Vos Strache grew up surfing the beaches of Malibu, but now spends more time on the waters of the Cape than those of California. Kyle earned a BA in biology from Stanford University where he was a member of the varsity volleyball team. He went on to study law at Pepperdine where he received his Juris Doctorate. Kyle has extensive experience in patent law and after a number of years at larger operations formed his own firm, Vos-IP, in 2018.

John Sigman, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Johnny Sigman is an electrical engineer and scientist with specialty in forward and inverse problems in electromagnetic sensing, and in modern machine learning techniques. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia and the Ph.D. degree at Dartmouth College. During a postdoc in Duke University's Electrical and Computer Engineering department, he led a team of multi-discplinary and multi-institution researchers under Transportation Security Administration (TSA) funding. This project led to the development of deep convolutional models for threat detection in X-ray scans of carry-on luggage.

John Reuland

Aviation Advisor / Pilot

John Reuland grew up sailing and surfing the waters of Cape Cod. He was commissioned as an Ensign from the United States Naval Academy in 2005. John has over 2,000 hours flying combat helicopters off Nimitz class aircraft carriers and Arleigh Burke class destroyers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terror. Upon graduating from the Defense Language Institute John served as a NATO exchange officer and pilot to the French Navy. After a tour on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Staff at the Pentagon, John completed his 5th deployment with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group in 2019 and currently serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Selective Reserves. He received an MBA from Boston College as a McMullen Fellow and lives in Boston, MA.

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