The MIT Media Lab’s Open Ocean Initiative is no longer active. This site provides background on some of the people and projects that were associated with this research. The most current information about Media Lab research can be found in our Research section.
For full documentation of Open Ocean's activities from 2017 to 2021, please visit: https://openocean.pubpub.org/.
Katy Croff Bell, former director of the Open Ocean Initiative, is now the founder of the Ocean Discovery League, which aims to remove barriers to exploration of the deep sea through the development of AI-driven data analysis, low-cost deep sea technologies, and capacity building with historically excluded communities.