Growing up in South Florida, Daniel was surrounded by & captivated by the Atlantic Ocean. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, focusing on ocean technology. During his time as an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as an Engineering Assistant and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot & Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics’ Bluefin-21 unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston. Daniel spent the following three years in San Diego as a Contractor for the Navy contributing to mechanical engineering research & development for maritime systems.
After five years in the ocean technology industry, Daniel saw a missed opportunity in the lack of infrastructure to support the development of solutions to positively impact the ocean. Combining his passions for ocean science & exploration, innovation & entrepreneurship, & mentorship, Daniel founded Seaworthy Collective in 2020 to empower current & aspiring oceanographic changemakers. Daniel is thrilled to foster a community facilitating the growth of startups in the ocean science & exploration field. Daniel is also currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Exploration Science at The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine & Atmospheric Science, and was recently recognized as a Miami Global Shaper.
- Seaworthy Collective
- Follow Seaworthy Collective on Instagram
- Daniel on the Seeds of Tao Podcast
- Seaworthy Conversations: Ocean Policy & Innovation for a Regenerative Blue Economy
Articles about overfishing
- Green Peace Story of Commercial Fishing Boat in West Africa
- Africa: Commercial fishing vessel busted in Africa for shark finning
- Overfishing: The most serious threat to our oceans
- How smart tech could tackle overfishing
- What is the blue economy?
- Leadership to Power the American Blue Economy
- UN Sustainability Goals: Blue Economy Concept Paper
- A people’s orientation to a regenerative economy
- Creating A “Regenerative Economy” To Transform Global Finance Into A Force For Good
Great Pacific Garbage Patch