Jim is one of our featured "Blue Profiles" in the BEP Implementation Plan. He is a lead engineer at Hydroid, one of world leaders in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). Jim is also the founder of the Cape Cod Maker movement. We asked him about his thoughts on the Blue Economy:
"I work at Hydroid, a company in Pocasset on Cape Cod that designs and manufactures Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). These vehicles are used worldwide for a variety of missions including mine detection, surveillance, environmental monitoring, oceanographic research, and search and recovery of lost aircraft and shipwrecks. As the Software Configuration Manager at Hydroid, my primary responsibility is to organize the configuration and release of software for the AUVs in order to meet the unique needs of each mission. From my vantage point, I see tremendous opportunity for innovations involving artificial intelligence and robotics in the Blue Economy."