Virtual Program: Nautical Nights Speaker Series
Virtual Program: Nautical Nights Speaker Series
Virtual Program: Nautical Nights Speaker Series
Virtual Program: Nautical Nights Speaker Series
Virtual Program: Nautical Nights Speaker Series

Virtual Program: Nautical Nights Speaker Series

Regular price $5.00 Sale

Our programs are delivered online, LIVE using Zoom Meetings, where you have the chance to interact with our museum educators.  After purchasing a Live program, you will receive a link for the Zoom Meeting. Please check your junk mail for this e-mail from SendOwl.

Pour yourself a drink and log on to the Maritime Museum of BC's Nautical Nights Speaker Series. This series focuses on discussion about our unique maritime heritage, culture, and environment! Each month features a new speaker and topic.


Citizen Science and the Salish Sea


Colin will talk about how his career of ocean expeditions led to creating a company producing solar powered autonomous boats. Weaving in stories of rowing across oceans, he’ll detail how those skills led him to design one of the world’s most capable uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs), which is now proving effective at fighting illegal fishing, helping endangered marine mammal populations and providing important hydrographic survey information.

With much of our oceans still unexplored, unmapped and unobserved, collecting better data in a manner that is safe, affordable and effective is critically important. Colin knows just how treacherous being on the open ocean in a small boat can be and has designed autonomous boats that are up to the task, capable of being deployed on multi-month missions, powered by only the sun, and enduring hurricanes, something Colin did in a rowboat (not recommended!).

Join us to hear the story of how ocean expeditioning led to the creation of a company that uses innovation to help understand and protect our oceans.

About the speaker:

A headshot of a man wearing a black toque and orange jacket. His beard is covered in ice from his breath condensation freezing. The hill in the background is covered in snow.

Colin Angus is a leading adventurer, ocean rower and founder of Open Ocean Robotics, a Victoria maritime drone company.


Winter/Spring 2021 Season


March 18, 7:00 PM

Bob McDonald - The Impact of Climate Change on the Oceans


April 15, 7:00 PM

Bill Arnott - Gone Viking: A Travel Saga



Please note: Registration for LIVE programs must occur at least 2 hours before the scheduled program and provide an e-mail, or we can not guarantee that you will receive the link to participate. We will contact you before the program, and are available for Zoom troubleshooting aid up to 2 hours before the program start time.

The Maritime Museum of BC does not want to cause additional financial hardship at this time to any who would like to participate in our programs and lack the ability to pay. Free attendance at these programs is available. please email us at to request your free Virtual Program discount code.