The Big Interview

James Ives of Xocean: ‘The ocean is an important asset to the globe; it needs to be managed’

The sailor and engineer has hit the zeitgeist by developing an unmanned surface vessel that can collect marine data for clients in the oil, gas and burgeoning renewable energy sector

James Ives, chief executive of Xocean. He founded the firm after getting frustrated with the level of ocean data that was available in the marine industry