Our oceans cover over 70% of our planet’s surface, drive our climate system, and over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea. Our ocean environment affects us every day, through weather, the food we eat, and the stuff we use. Yet, ocean data is exceedingly sparse, and we know more about the surface of the moon than the waters surrounding us. Distributed sensing has revolutionized digitizing on land and from space. Ocean’s are next.
Our goal is to create a data-abundant ocean and provide critical insights to science, society, and industries. As a first step, we deploy and grow the world’s largest real-time ocean weather sensor network which provides the most accurate marine weather information and forecasts to power industry-specific solutions.
We believe that more and better ocean data will contribute to greater understanding of our environment, better decisions, improved business outcomes, and ultimately contribute to a more sustainable planet.
Below the surface, most of the ocean is dark and unknown. Getting information from any part of the ocean is difficult. Is it raining in the middle of the Pacific? Impossible to know. However, at about 1km depth, our oceans are equipped with a highly effective global communication channel, known as the SOFAR channel (which is short for Sound Fixing and Ranging Channel).
This natural sound tube is used by marine mammals for long-range communication, and scientists have measured minute changes in global ocean temperatures by listening to remote sound sources at this depth. Our mission is to connect the world’s oceans, but we’re united by a fascination for the unknown, and our name is inspired by the beauty of this natural sound channel.
If we have to choose between more profit or a better ocean, we choose the ocean. We have only one planet.
We can only accomplish this mission together. Respect and help others, always.
Vocal about ideas, open to other’s ideas, listen, discuss, and commit.
Pragmatic perfectionism. Build for the mission, so we can innovate faster.
Our products are used worldwide by amazing people and organizations to collect data, create ocean awareness, and build ocean industries.
We are in search of someone to join our ocean data science team performing a number of mission-critical operational tasks.Apply
We are looking for an experienced data engineer to refine and scale our weather forecast data pipeline.Apply
We are looking for a product-driven software engineer to join our team as we build a new software product for the maritime shipping industry. Building a great product will require you to have a deep understanding of our customers, their workflows, and the data they work with every day.Apply
We are looking for a product-driven software engineer to join our team as we build a new software product for the maritime shipping industry.Apply
We are looking for an experienced embedded engineer who is passionate about physical computing and electronics, and loves helping to bring designs from concept to product. This role will primarily be focused on scaling, production and testing, dfm.Apply
Lead marketing at Sofar in order to drive demand and build massive positive brand awareness. Deeply understand our customers to design and scale effective go-to-market strategies.Apply
We are looking for a Head of Product to drive the development process from idea to implementation to ensure our products meet our customers' needs. More specifically, someone who can turn our data into tools that help customers navigate the worlds’ oceans more safely while using less fuel and with fewer carbon emissions.Apply