Regenerative Underwater Transportation

Our climate and ocean face many threats, but they can be protected. Dive in to learn how we plan to restore our ocean and climate by decarbonising shipping

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Shipping emissions will represent 17% of global CO2 by 2050

Shipping is a large elephant in the climate change room. If left unchecked, the industry could generate 17% of global CO2 emissions by 2050. And it's not just CO2 - ships emit other pollutants like black carbon, NO2 and CH4, to name but a few. [Learn more]

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Radical Thinking

Let us eliminate not just CO2 but all harmful emissions. Oceanways is the world's first zero-emission submarine fleet that cleans up our ocean while transporting cargo. Our submarines are unmanned and autonomous, designed for a circular economy.

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Not just nimble...

These submarines are superior to a cargo ship in almost every way: they are weather-independent, they can get to hard-to- reach areas, they are cheaper to build and operate; and they are quieter and more stable.

They're also beautiful

Crucially, they are cleaner, with zero fumes or pollutants.

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How we restore our ocean
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Solving the biggest problem

How will we restore the ocean?

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Net Positive

With every mile we sail to deliver cargo, we give back to the ocean.  In addition to emitting no C02 and other hazardous materials, the subs use inbuilt filters to clean microplastics and sensor modules to collect ocean data for science.

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Decarbonising Shipping

This zero emission submarine fleet could secure significant emission savings of 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the first year of operation, with an overall mission to reduce 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions as the fleet grows.

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Green routes

This technology is equipped to service short point-to-point routes with fast, zero emission delivery.

Esmeralda in 3D by OceanwaysUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Esmeralda in 3D

Modular and capable of performing multiple mission profiles, Esmeralda is also net-positive.

Esmeralda in the Workshop by OceanwaysUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Presenting Esmeralda

The process of building Esmeralda, our working mvp by OceanwaysUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Building Esmeralda: behind the scenes

Esmeralda in freshwater by OceanwaysUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Launching a revolution

It was an emotional moment to see her come to life and set sail on her first voyage in freshwater.

Freshwater trials of Esmeralda by OceanwaysUnited Nations Climate Change Conference COP26

Freshwater trials

The learning continues with Esmeralda's freshwater trials. Her first mini voyages drove insights into issues from buoyancy to trim to challenges with hydrogen.

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Coming soon to the ocean near you

We’re trying to accomplish something that has never been done before. Join us on our mission. 

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