SubSeaSail™, LLC (SSS) was founded in San Diego in Spring 2017. The team now includes:

Michael Jones – Managing Partner
President of San Diego-based, non-profit The Maritime Alliance (TMA) founded in 2007 to organize the largest U.S. BlueTech cluster (active nationally and internationally) and co-founder of the BlueTech Cluster Alliance with 10 leading clusters in 8 countries. In 2018, Marine Technology Reporter named Michael one of the “Top 10” Ocean Influencers in its inaugural list.

Mark Ott – Partner
22 years of marine robotics startup experience as Founder/CTO/project manager for 3 high tech marine robotics companies. A leader in the field of energy scavenging autonomous marine robotic surface/subsurface vessels of both mono and multi-hull configurations.

Chris Todter – Partner
Involved in 7 America's Cup campaigns as Technical Director/Design Coordinator, winning with Oracle trimaran in 2010. Hydrodynamic consultant for James Cameron's expedition to the bottom of the ocean and M Ship senior scientist developing high speed planing craft M80 Stiletto for Department of Defence. He is an extensive patent holder with broad experience in acoustics, aerodynamics, control, hydrodynamics, instrumentation, and software & analysis.

Sean Newsome – Business Development Executive Over 20 years business development experience in unmanned systems and sensors, focused primarily on defense, critical infrastructure inspection, and scientific research.  Former U.S. Navy Trident Submarine nuclear reactor operator / electronics technician. 


Gen4 in a stormy ocean

Stability and persistence in all sea states.