Our story

We believe millions could be saved, accidents reduced, marine life improved, and knowledge enhanced if underwater inspections were made more frequently.

We believe in acting proactively versus reactively. Therefore, we want to empower people with user-friendly and robust underwater technology.

Blueye has its roots in the highly renowned Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) at NTNU in Norway. Exceptional ease of use and robustness has been the overarching design goals since the beginning. Drawing on competence from world-leading marine engineers, seasoned software developers and award-winning industrial-, mechanics- and electronics designers we have created what we strongly believe are the world’s best underwater drones.

Our history

Blueye was founded in 2015 by Erik Dyrkoren, Martin Ludvigsen, Christine Spiten and Erik Haugane. Erik D. came from his position with SINTEF Ocean, while Martin run NTNU AMOS - Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems. Together with Christine Spiten they joined forces to create technology that made access to what´s below the surface easier. Angel investor Erik Haugane liked the idea, came onboard and funded the foundation of the company.

The company originally had the consumer market in mind but as the team never compromised on creating a user friendly and robust product, we pivoted into serving professional clients.

Blueye has delivered technology across a vast range of customer applications ranging from dam inspections, aquaculture, ship inspections, law enforcement, wastewater & drinking water management, marine surveillance, tourism and education (to mention some). Coming from Norway serving our home market has been the focus area. Still, we are fortunate to have clients in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Today, the Blueye Team consists of 20 dedicated experts from different countries, working on many levels of software, robotics, mechanical- and industrial design, underwater technology, graphics design, business development, sales and marketing.

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Blueye Team

Christian Gabrielsen
Christian Gabrielsen
Chief Executive Officer
Jonas Follesø
Jonas Follesø
Chief Technology Officer
Oda Ryggen
Oda Ryggen
Chief Commercial Officer
James Nixon
James Nixon
International Sales Manager
Trond Larsen
Trond Larsen
Senior Technical Sales Engineer
Mathilde Loe Holand
Mathilde Loe Holand
Art Director
Anupama Pantheeradiyil
Anupama Pantheeradiyil
Marketing & Support Specialist
Petter Sjursen
Petter Sjursen
Product Engineer
Johannes  Schrimpf, Ph.D.
Johannes Schrimpf, Ph.D.
Lead Systems Integration Engineer
Rune Hansen
Rune Hansen
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Borja Serra
Borja Serra
Lead Electronics Engineer
Andreas Viggen
Andreas Viggen
Senior Software Engineer
Joachim Reiten Arntzen
Joachim Reiten Arntzen
Senior Laboratory Engineer
Alexander G. Vedeler
Alexander G. Vedeler
Senior Software Engineer
 Andre Marquardt
Andre Marquardt
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Sindre Hansen
Sindre Hansen
Low-level Systems Engineer
Boris Yanchev
Boris Yanchev
Electronics Engineer

Interns

Frida Volden Tiller
Frida Volden Tiller
Marine Engineer Intern

Founders

Erik Dyrkoren
Erik Dyrkoren
Founder
Erik Haugane
Erik Haugane
Co-founder / CEO OKEA
Martin Ludvigsen
Martin Ludvigsen
Co-Founder & Professor at NTNU
Christine Spiten
Christine Spiten
Co-Founder

Board of directors

Hans Olav Torsen
Hans Olav Torsen
Investor
Leif-Arne Langøy
Leif-Arne Langøy
Investor / Chairman DNV GL and Kværner
Per Olav Myrstad
Per Olav Myrstad
Chairman
Rune Hansen
Rune Hansen
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Erik Haugane
Erik Haugane
Co-founder / CEO OKEA
Martin Ludvigsen
Martin Ludvigsen
Co-Founder & Professor at NTNU