OpenROV goes to the White House!


Eric is being recognized as a Champion of Change this afternoon at the White House. In particular, they're recognizing him as a pioneer in crowdfunding entrepreneurship. Very cool!

“The Champions of Change that the White House is honoring today are using

crowdfunding to create jobs for our Nation’s veterans, accelerate the deployment of

solar energy, revitalize our cities, and expand the frontiers of citizen science,” said

Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation for the White House

Office of Science and Technology Policy. “Crowdfunding is the 21

of barn-raising. We can use it to help our neighbors and fellow citizens start a business,

enrich our culture, and apply grassroots creativity and imagination to challenges big and


The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White house

to feature groups of Americans – individuals, businesses and organizations – who are

doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

To watch this event live, visit at 2:30 pm ET on June 4th.

To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and nominate a

Champion, visit


That's amazing! Antarctica, the White House, what's next?


That is fantastic! Congratulations and keep up the good work! Very inspiring.

Peter, how about...Europa. Or maybe more locally, like a spot on Maybe use the ROV for a tele-op with schools and researchers along side one of Dr. Ballard's research expeditions.


Total win. Congratulations!