Stockholm, Sweden — Oceans (www.oceans.io), a digital tool for ocean exploration, is named the winner of the first ever European Google Glass showdown at the SIME conference on November 12-13 in Stockholm, Sweden. The jury, consisting of Rikard Steiber, Chief Digital Officer of Modern Times Group and CEO of MTGx, Gustav Radell, head of marketing for Google Sweden, and Ola Ahlvarsson, chairman and founder of SIME, selected Oceans as the winning company in steep competition with other innovative startups.
The winning product, Oceans for Glass, makes the underwater world accessible to anyone by projecting oceanic images and data from your current location into Google Glass.
"Oceans mission is to make the amazing world under the surface accessible to anyone, no matter if you are a diver or not. With Google Glass and Oceans, everyone can be an ocean explorer" says Jimmy Reuterwall, Co-founder Oceans.
Oceans is currently in private beta and will expand its user base in the coming months, planning a global launch in early 2014.
"We are excited to get Oceans in the hands of more users. Receiving this award is a testimony that the our work to create awareness of the oceanic life under the surface is important" he added.
MTGx is the digital accelerator division of Modern Times Group. MTGx is focused on leveraging MTG’s digital assets and industry leading content portfolio to create and deliver world class entertainment experiences. MTGx is committed to increasing the development speed of MTG’s digital entertainment services across the world, and provides centralised digital skills and platforms to all of MTG’s businesses. MTGx also works closely with innovation and startup communities around the world, to find and develop the entertainment services and products that will drive entertainment in the future.
SIME is Northern Europe’s largest conference about the Internet and digital opportunities with flagship events this year in Stockholm and Miami and in London in May 2014. SIME brings together top executives, marketing professionals, aficionados and members of the press. SIME is about how digital opportunities can convert to new business, a better world and a lot of fun.
Oceans is a digital tool for ocean exploration — allowing scuba divers, marine biologists and scientists to explore and share the teeming oceanic life under the surface, making the underwater world available to everyone. www.oceans.io
Oceans is a digital tool for ocean exploration — allowing scuba divers, marine biologists, scientists to explore and share the teeming oceanic life under the surface, making the underwater world available to everyone. www.oceans.io