See companies showcase their maritime intelligence, surveillance, and recognizance (ISR) innovations and compete for $150,000 during this live pitch event.

About this Event

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), with support from the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) and the U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Strike Team, (USCG PST), will run a Pitch Event to identify capabilities to detect and track oil spills.

NAVOCEANO and the USCG PST will evaluate oil spill detection and tracking technology pitches that ultimately contribute to a growth in startups capable of supporting commercial, regulatory, and defense applications of this technology.

A team of subject matter experts has evaluated applicants and selected the most promising applicants to participate as finalists in this virtual pitch day. A total of $150,000 in awards will be available for the top performers in the pitch event.

Teams for December 7, 2023

Top 6 companies competing for $150,000 prize pool are:


Registration is now closed for this event.

About National Security Innovation Network

NSIN is a program office in the U.S. Department of Defense, nested within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). We are set up to collaborate with a wide variety of innovators to include universities, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and start-ups. We create opportunities for collaboration across communities and connect those that might not traditionally work in national security. Together, we help drive national security innovation and develop technologies that directly support the individuals responsible for protecting our country.

For more information or interview requests with Team NSIN, please contact us at