SIM Social Impact Movement




Daniel Kleinman

SIM SDG 14 Ambassador


Daniel Kleinman is Seaworthy Collective‘s Founder and CEO, and a marine roboticist. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, focusing on ocean technology while following a passion for exploring and understanding the oceans.


As an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot and Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics’ unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston.

Daniel spent the following three years in San Diego as a Navy Contractor contributing to mechanical engineering research and development for maritime systems. Daniel is currently in graduate school at University of Miami RSMAS, and will be graduating with his Masters in Exploration Science in 2021. Daniel launched Seaworthy Collective in the fall of 2020, channeling his passion, network, and industry knowledge to empower a community of current and aspiring ocean innovators and entrepreneurs.