Changing the World Begins in a Blue Ocean

Call for Grant Applications is now closed

The Blue Ocean Grants and Challenges Program from Ocean Optics is now closed for 2012. We would like to thank all those who submitted an application.

Blue Ocean funds applicant-directed research and development to deliver solutions to optical sensing problems.

About the Program

About Ocean Optics

Creator of the world’s first miniature spectrometer and a global leader in optical sensing technologies, Ocean Optics owes its start to the collective imagination of a small group of researchers and the benefit of a Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

In the nearly 25 years since that initial grant, Ocean Optics has deployed more than 200,000 spectrometers worldwide, created hundreds of jobs and helped our customers advance science and technology.