MarineLabs is built on deep passion and respect for the ocean. Our mission is to optimize how society adapts to changing marine environments by providing data that drives solutions.
Scott Beatty, CEO
Dr. Beatty has over 15 years of R&D experience as an ocean engineer, researcher, and technology development leader. At University of Victoria, he managed teams in the design, analysis, and deployment of wave measurement instruments and wave energy converters in oceans and wave tanks. As a consultant, he helps International governments decide how to invest in marine technologies. He’s developed, patented, and authored publications and International standards in wave energy conversion. Dr. Beatty has a demonstrated track record in the execution of ambitious ocean technology development efforts and is leading MarineLabs in the execution of their vision.
Michael Fischer, VP Software
Michael is a software engineer, product owner, and project manager. He holds a BASc in Electrical Engineering+Physics, an MASc in Mechanical Engineering, and an MSc in Computer Science. He spent 10 years in real-time instrument software design and high-performance computing for astronomical instrumentation at NASA’s JPL and Caltech, followed by the European Southern Observatory, and National Research Council of Canada. He then shifted focus to the field of energy systems, and helped found an IoT high-efficiency LED lighting and building automation company.
Bryce Bocking, R&D Lead
Bryce is a mechanical engineer with expertise in control systems, instrumentation, and analysis of marine technology. With a Master of Applied Science from the University of Victoria, he has significant lab and field testing experience in experimental wave energy conversion at University of Victoria, sensor platform development at Ocean Networks Canada, and product development with AML Oceanographic.
Joshua McKenty, Advisor
A San Francisco 40-Under-40 and NASA Ames Honor Award recipient, Josh brings two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, management and software engineering and architecture to bear on MarineLabs’ strategic direction. Before his work at Pivotal, he was founding CEO of Piston Cloud Computing, Inc (acq. by Cisco). Previously, Joshua was Chief Cloud Architect at NASA Ames, where he co-founded the OpenStack project. While working for the Global Earthquake Model (an international World Bank program), he led the first release of OpenQuake. He is a charter member of the C100, and an advisor to Canadian-led technology companies.
Reo Phillips, Advisor
Reo brings >25 years experience in marine technology development and commercialization leadership. As a professional engineer, Reo spent nearly 2 decades in the private sector developing and commercializing environmental and wave monitoring systems, now used by numerous national weather services worldwide. He has established expertise in monitoring and surveillance technologies used in the offshore marine domain awareness. Reo is currently the General Manager of Victoria, BC, based manufacturing and engineering firm Specific Mechanical Systems.
Michael Shannon, Advisor
Michael has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, contract manufacturing as executive management and business consulting in the electronics, medical, and wireless communication industries. He has significant expertise in general management, product design & development and people management and organizational structure. He is former Director of Operations at Nortel, Senior VP at Sanmina ULC, COO at Imaging Dynamics and Streetlight Intelligence now an EIR at Coast Capital Innovation Centre and Chair of the Board at Power to Be.