Happy 4th of July!

For me, July 4th is a time to celebrate our freedoms and appreciate all of those who have made them possible in the past and who continue to do so today. I feel honored to witness, up close, such strong, capable, and dedicated people that protect us and our freedom every day!

As the country celebrates, HyperKelp reflects on a spectacular second quarter: We were awarded a US Navy SBIRwon the Greentown Labs GoEnergize prizecompleted our TOEE experiment with the USMCdelivered FIVE buoys for Swift Engineering, and a whole host of other things we can’t even talk about just yet – you’ll have to wait for the next newsletter!


More details of these highlights are listed below. I hope everyone has a great July 4th and appreciates our everyday freedoms and those who make them possible.

— Graeme


TOEE 23.1

KSB-M in airborne/surface threat detection mode, deployed alongside USMC RHIBs

HyperKelp successfully completed the TOEE 23.1 exercise at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. We got our new sonobuoy into the hands of the warfighter, got our data feeds integrated into the USMC command and control systems, and received invaluable feedback on our system in operational environments. It was an honor to work with the professionals from USMC II MEF, NSWC, NIWC and ONR-G. #usmc #navy

NSIN Propel

It was an honor to showcase our technology to end users in U.S. Pacific Fleet alongside our fellow cohort members at NSIN – National Security Innovation Network!

CTO Costas Soler demos the KSB Dashboard

If you were there, the demo dashboard you used worked over the greatest distance from which we’ve ever controlled one of our Kelp Smart Buoys. Our KSB unit in #danapoint executed commands and delivered panoramas back to our visitors over 2,500 miles away in #Honolulu.

GO Energize

HyperKelp Buoys deployed at an offshore wind farm.

Greentown Labs, the largest Climate-Tech incubator in North America, and Vineyard Wind, developer of the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States, announced five startup participants, including HyperKelp, for Greentown Go Energize 2023. This Greentown Go program, which is supported by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), is dedicated to advancing technologies for responsible offshore wind development.

HyperKelp technology will be instrumental in helping the construction and operation of this critical infrastructure. We are a key player in the emerging tech of offshore wind power generation on the East and West coasts of the United States.

You can read more about it here.

️ Announcements


HyperKelp was awarded a US Navy SBIR Phase I to demonstrate our counter hypersonic capabilities – N231-013 “Tip-Off Optical Reconnaissance-Sensor for Counter Hypersonics (TORCH)” The work begins this July, where HyperKelp will be demonstrating the reliability of our patented method for using non-traditional sensors to pick up signals given off by hypersonic missiles. We’re honored to join the amazing team at NAWCAD and look forward to exceeding their expectations.



Graeme and Costas with Maritime Domain Awareness Fleet.

HyperKelp system to help Detect and Prevent Drug & Human Trafficking in the Caribbean and Western Pacific. This network of buoys will work in tandem to enhance the capabilities of the US and partner nations in this critical area. The buoys can detect and classify surface-level targets using a proprietary onboard acoustic system and broadcast data and imagery over satellite networks to local law enforcement.

Thank you for keeping up to date with HyperKelp we appreciate your support and, as always, wewelcome any feedback!

We are hiring: If you are, or know, Maritime Industry Professionals in Data Engineering and/or Business Development, please drop us a line.