Dr. Steffen Knodt is the head of the Sustainable Ocean Business Center at Fraunhofer in Rostock / Germany. He has worked in various senior management roles in applied research and industry, recently focusing on impact entrepreneurship and venturing. He's a board member and a mentor to startups. Currently, he serves in the German Committee for the UN Ocean Decade of Science for Sustainable Development, as well as a member of the board of the German Association for Marine Technology GMT. He did his PhD in production technology at the technical university RWTH Aachen.
We talk about autonomous underwater vehicles and the importance of increasing our understanding of the oceans, both for commercial and environmental reasons.