About Us

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
-Jacques Cousteau

THE MISSION

Terradepth is increasing human interaction with the ocean by sending our high-tech autonomous submersibles farther, longer and deeper than any human being has gone before. Collecting comprehensive, high-resolution ocean data empowers society with information and knowledge crucial to the sustainable advancement of a variety of key industries. Immersive, virtual marine information can assist with projects in sectors such as global telecom, clean energy, national security and many more. By turning Earth’s oceans into an immersive and accurate virtual world, we can connect humanity with the last unexplored frontier on our planet.

OUR VISION

Humans have been exploring the seas for as long as we’ve been a species, yet still only 5% of the ocean has been precisely mapped and understood. Terradepth is changing the way we experience the ocean, with high-tech virtual modeling tools that let users explore and interact with our underwater environment like never before.

TACTICAL AND DRIVEN

Terradepth’s founders, Joe Wolfel and Judson Kauffman, learned firsthand just how dark and unknown the ocean is when they met in the Navy in 2004. Through their training and deployments, it became clear to them just how much of the ocean is yet to be discovered. A continued thirst for adventure, exploration and purpose drives their desire to dive deeper. With the launch of Terradepth, they seek to create a meaningful picture of the ocean that will advance complex decision-making and enable extraordinary discoveries.

MAKING AN IMPACT

Terradepth’s unique unmanned submersible technology will enable cost-effective, detailed data-capture that, when paired with big data analytics and machine learning, will offer new insights into our oceans. Persistent surveillance of our subsea environment by our fleet of autonomous submersibles will enable researchers and conservationists to observe patterns in our underwater ecosystems that were previously undetectable. By continuously populating Terradepth’s cloud-based information portal, we aim to enhance humanity’s relationship with the ocean, its ecosystems and marine life. Rekindling humanity's connection to the sea, Terradepth aims to empower the protection of our planet and advance the sustainable future of our climate.

Our People

Ken Childress

Chief Revenue Officer

Dave Pearson

Lead Systems Engineer

Qasim Iqbal

Chief Software Architect

Jason Schwartz

Director of Customer Engagement

Kevin DeVries

Principle Embedded Software Engineer

Joe Curcio

Technical Advisor

Dave Glasco

Technical Advisor

Justin Manley

Technical Advisor

Robert Blackwood

Operations Supervisor

Steve Luczo

Director

Rob Adams

Director

Jordan Pierce

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer

Our Partners

Seagate Technologies

As both a vendor and an investor, Seagate (NYSE: STX), the world’s leader in data solutions, brings incredible value to Terradepth which pass onto our customers. Seagate supports our engineering team with data storage, data flow, and data management technology as well as state-of-the-art design for scaled manufacturing.

Seagate Technologies

As both a vendor and an investor, Seagate (NYSE: STX), the world’s leader in data solutions, brings incredible value to Terradepth which pass onto our customers. Seagate supports our engineering team with data storage, data flow, and data management technology as well as state-of-the-art design for scaled manufacturing.

Frank & Victor

As a strategic design and branding agency, Frank & Victor brings a breadth of experience and thoughtful collaboration to our partnership. They pushed us to dive beneath the surface and thoroughly explore the inherent truths in who we are, what we stand for and how we imagine our company growing. Frank & Victor took those elements and ideas and translated that discovery into a brand experience that beautifully reflects who we’re meant to be.

Frank & Victor

As a strategic design and branding agency, Frank & Victor brings a breadth of experience and thoughtful collaboration to our partnership. They pushed us to dive beneath the surface and thoroughly explore the inherent truths in who we are, what we stand for and how we imagine our company growing. Frank & Victor took those elements and ideas and translated that discovery into a brand experience that beautifully reflects who we’re meant to be.