We are going into the New Year proud of what we have accomplished in 2023 and looking forward to 2024! We finished our SBIR Phase I, inked a deal with the Port of San Diego to do environmental monitoring, and won TWO prestigious awards from NSIN and GoEnergize. In addition, we have NIST certification (our systems are secure enough for classified data), we have 3-D fluid dynamic simulations of our buoys dropping into water from aircraft, and we have real-world sonic boom data from the Mojave desert.



Our Phase I SBIR with the U.S. Navy and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for a Tip-Off Optical Reconnaissance-Sensor for Counter Hypersonics (TORCH) is complete. This work characterized the eminent feasibility of our buoy-deployable counter hypersonic sensor payload. This effort has set us on a clear path to prototype development, demonstrations, and acquisitions in the near future.

A-size KSB with Solar Panels deployed


The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners has approved a two-year pilot project agreement with HyperKelp through its Blue Economy Incubator (BEI).

HyperKelp is only the tenth company to join the Blue Economy Incubator. Our KSB platform will collect and aggregate data throughout San Diego Bay in real-time and display results on an online dashboard available to the Port and to the general public. We will monitor underwater noise levels, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, and various other water quality parameters. This monitoring technology will help inform and support the development of several of the Port’s key initiatives.

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HyperKelp was named one of two winners of the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) Extended Range Sensor Challenge in collaboration with The 1st Multi-Domain Task Force (1MDTF). !MDTF sought to identify capabilities to exercise Extended Range Sensing capabilities in order to make sense of the operational environment. 1MDTF must be able to sense extensively and persistently across strategic distances in both exercises and operational scenarios. The problem lies in how and what sensors can enable joint freedom of action and observe any multi-domain effects on the adversary. Our solution, using large fleets of affordable, expendable, covertly deployed sensors, grabbed 1MDTF’s attention, and we are aiming to do some demonstrations in the Philippines next year.

1MDTF Training in Florida


The HyperKelp team spent time in Boston at the Greentown Labs facility. Over the last six months, we worked closely with Vineyard Wind and MassCEC to advance commercialization efforts and connect with offshore wind developers, NGOs, scientists, and other key players in the offshore wind space. We look forward to partnerships in the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry, both on the East Coast and West Coast—many thanks to Genny Fischer and Michela Grunebaum for organizing such a great program.

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In closing, as the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves reflecting on the moments that have defined this remarkable year. We would like to express our deepest thanks to our valued clients and partners, whose trust and collaboration have allowed us to contribute to the stability of our seas and the defense of our nation. May this holiday season be filled with joy, peace, and moments of reflection on the positive impact we have collectively made. Costas and I and the rest of the HyperKelp team wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season.

— Graeme

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