Seaworthy Collective, founded in 2020 in Miami, Florida, is the leading community of sea change makers driving regenerative ocean and climate impact. Our community is supported by our non-profit social impact arm, Seaworthy Foundation, and for-profit economic impact arm, Seaworthy Ventures.
Seaworthy Foundation (501c3) builds community and inclusion for ocean and climate impact innovation through accessible education and empowerment.
Seaworthy Ventures drives regenerative blue economy development through community-based opportunities for co-creating and growing profitable ocean and climate impact technology businesses (AKA BlueTech).
Founder & CEO
Daniel Kleinman is Seaworthy Collective's Founder and CEO, and a marine roboticist. Daniel received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Master of Professional Science in Exploration Science from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
As an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and became versed in design and systems thinking as a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel started his career as a pilot and test engineer for Bluefin Robotics' unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston. Daniel then served as a Navy contractor and mechanical engineer in maritime systems in San Diego. In 2020, Daniel launched Seaworthy Collective in Miami to break the silos he experienced in industry by supporting fellow impact changemakers addressing the ocean’s greatest problems.
Daniel also serves as an advisor for Opportunity Miami and The Shrimp Society, a steering committee member for Ocean Visions’ Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions. Daniel is also a member of The Explorers Club, a Miami Global Shaper, and an On Deck Catalyst Founding Fellow. Daniel has been recognized as one of Miami’s Ambassadors for Sustainable Development Goal 14, a 30 Under 30 by the University of Miami, and a Future Climate Leader by the Aspen Institute.