Prior to founding HyperKelp, Graeme has 10 years experience teaching Ocean Engineering at the graduate level and 20 years experience in engineering software and hardware development. Dr. Rae developed the first generation of AUVs while at Florida Atlantic University and Florida Tech and produced novel and patented ballast control systems and vehicle navigation systems. Dr. Rae was one of the original founders of Surfline.com, developing and maintaining all scientific and technical aspects of the world’s most accurate marine forecasting and popular surf company. Graeme spearheaded cutting edge marine and ocean engineering consulting business with clients including Samsung, Total Oil, SpaceX, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Army Corps of Engineers and USCG/USN Special forces and AquaAI – developing advanced robotic swimming sensor platforms for water quality measurements in Aquaculture facilities. Most recently, Graeme spearheaded the Marine Systems Group at Swift Engineering leading the development of Kelp Water Quality buoys under a NOAA Phase II grant. Graeme holds a PhD in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.