The Ocius team has been developing the Bluebottle 2.8m “Nemo” USV for five years, scaling up and evolving the design through a rigorous testing regime. Multiple hull designs were tested in the University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure lab and across variable conditions resulting in essential learning outcomes.

Early Ocius Prototypes being tested


Wave tank testing of the ocean power module

Lake testing the 4:1 scale model in light wind conditions

Lake testing the 4:1 scale model in moderate wind conditions on a moored boat

Open water testing the 4:1 scale model using the power of the oceans


Bluebottle Nemo animation showing wing configuration in different sailing modes