The common thread running through all areas of Makai’s expertise is high-caliber engineering research and design. In addition to the completed projects described below, we regularly assist our clients by performing research in new and emerging areas of technology.

Makai has performed custom Research and Development, prototyping, and testing of subsea technologies for a wide range of clients, including the largest defense contractors in the world, aquaculture farmers, the U.S. Department of Defense and Energy, and the oil and gas industry. Makai’s areas of expertise are: unmanned underwater vehicles, naval architecture, subsea communications and sensor networks, marine buoys/ structures, ocean and numerical modeling, fiber optic and power cables, robotics and winch systems, marine heat exchangers, and corrosion RDT&E, among others.

Services Available

Makai’s staff of engineers and scientists have a diverse skillset, many of whom are experts in their fields. This allows the business to carry out a wide range of projects; both in and out of the water. From  custom hardware and software research and development, to large marine construction, Makai likely has someone on staff with the experience to solve our clients’ problems.

Software Development

Develop custom software including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning software for subsea applications.

Thermal Management

Design and analysis services for thermal management systems including heat exchangers.

Subsea R&D

Research and development of specialty subsea hardware systems, including rapid prototyping and testing.

Offshore Support

Ship & equipment commissioning and procurement for offshore deployments and testing.

Marine Energy

Research and development of ocean-based renewable energy technologies including SWAC, OTEC, and others.

Submarine Cable

Owns and operates the world’s #1 software for planning and installing submarine telecom and power cables. 


Design, analysis & installation support of marine HDPE pipelines including intakes, outfalls, etc. 

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