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.

Blueye is well funded with a commitment to develop more underwater technology to help clients solve the challenges they are struggling with, based on our principles of user friendliness and robustness.

We are growing and want more people to get to know our tech and therefore we are seeking both partners and salespersons to take part in our growth.

Check out our partner program here and available positions here.

Our engineers develop, test, manufacture and support our technology. Try us out, we won’t disappoint you.

Blueye Team

Interns

  • Aksel Sætre Lenes
    Aksel Sætre Lenes
    MSc Student at NTNU Cybernetics and Robotics

Active 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

  • Per Olav Myrstad
    Per Olav Myrstad
    Chairman
  • Erik Haugane
    Co-founder / CEO OKEA
  • Martin Ludvigsen
    Martin Ludvigsen
    Co-founder / Professor NTNU Marine Tech
  • Hans Olav Torsen
    Investor
  • Leif-Arne Langøy
    Leif-Arne Langøy
    Investor / Chairman DNV GL and Kværner
  • Rune Hansen
    Rune Hansen
    Employee Representative

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