Our story

We want to make the beauty of the oceans, and the dangers they face, visible for everyone - everywhere.

Blueye has it's roots in the highly renowned Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) at NTNU in Norway.

The access to world leading marine competence and technical resources from AMOS has been vital for the development of our Blueye Pioneer underwater drone.

We have let leading technical engineers work together with award-winning designers and made sure to have the user experience in focus. This has lead us to a product we are proud to present to you in 2018!

The Blueye Pioneer is just the beginning of what is to come. We look forward to completely altering the way we interact with the world below the surface through our products, technology and innovations!

Our passion

We are passionate about the ocean and its invaluable potential. Oceans regulate our climate, produce half the oxygen we breathe, fuel the water cycle that produces rain and freshwater, provide jobs for millions, and nourishment for nearly 3 billion people! Needless to say, we all depend on the oceans for a sustainable future. Yet we know less about the ocean floor than we know about the surface on Mars! We believe this is a result from lack of access to the right tools! Blueye has set out to change this.

We believe that by enabling people to view, explore and learn about the Ocean, they will naturally connect with it and care for it. This is why we, late 2015, set out on the mission to create and to share the ultimate underwater experience, where anyone can enter the Ocean and take part in the element we all come from.

Imagine being able to break through the surface, dive into the ocean and roam around for hours discovering the underwater world! With the Pioneer underwater drone we are all able access a part of the world that, up until now, has only been available to the professionals.

Blueye has it's roots in the highly renowned Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) at NTNU in Norway. Access to the world leading marine competence and technical resources from AMOS has been vital for the development of our Blueye Pioneer. However, we are nothing without our great employees. The Blueye team consist of highly experienced and competent people, all with a genuine passion for the ocean.

Blueye Team

  • Erik Dyrkoren
    Erik Dyrkoren
    Founder & CEO
  • Christine Spiten
    Christine Spiten
    Co-Founder & Chief Global Strategist
  • Martin Ludvigsen
    Martin Ludvigsen
    Co-Founder & Professor at NTNU
  • Christian Gabrielsen
    Christian Gabrielsen
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Jonas Follesø
    Jonas Follesø
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Edvard Nore
    Edvard Nore
    Sales Manager
  • Ane Mengshoel
    Ane Mengshoel
    Project Manager
  • Tim Keast
    Tim Keast
    Production Manager
  • Bo Peng
    Bo Peng
    Electrical Engineer
  • Borja Serra
    Borja Serra
    Electrical Engineer
  • Andreas Viggen
    Andreas Viggen
    Control System Engineer
  • Rune Hansen
    Rune Hansen
    Industrial Design Engineer
  •  Andre Marquardt
    Andre Marquardt
    Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Johannes  Schrimpf, Ph.D.
    Johannes Schrimpf, Ph.D.
    Real-Time Control Engineer
  • Radu Toma
    Radu Toma
    Firmware Developer
  • Sindre Hansen
    Sindre Hansen
    Firmware Developer
  • Knut Jarle Lysklett
    Knut Jarle Lysklett
    Customer Relationship Manager
  • Joachim Reiten Arntzen
    Joachim Reiten Arntzen
    Laboratory Engineer
  • Alexander G. Vedeler
    Alexander G. Vedeler
    Camera Engineer
  • Jakob Andren
    Jakob Andren
    Control System Engineer
  • Marit Røkenes
    Marit Røkenes
    Graphic Designer
  • Oda Ryggen
    Oda Ryggen
    Digital Marketer

Interns

  • Mons Alexander Langaard
    Mons Alexander Langaard
    MSc Student at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship
  • Johan Loe Kvalberg
    Johan Loe Kvalberg
    MSc Student at NTNU Marine Cybernetics
  • Aksel Sætre Lenes
    Aksel Sætre Lenes
    MSc Student at NTNU Cybernetics and Robotics
  • Erlend Eriksen
    Erlend Eriksen
    MSc Student at NTNU Cybernetics and Robotics

Board of directors

Introducing the Blueye Pioneer Underwater Drone

Product video introducing the Blueye Pioneer Underwater Drone and some of its key features.