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Sly Lee

Founder/ President, The Hydrous


Sly Lee is a a marine scientist, designer, and serial entrepreneur. His mission is to utilize technology and design thinking to create a space for conversation about sustainability issues surrounding oceans and climate change. As founder of The Hydrous (, Lee incorporated his passion for technology, photography, and design to develop a method to 3D capture coral reefs underwater using photogrammetry. Lee is also a co-founder of Emerge (, a silicon valley based startup born from Singularity University's Global Solutions Program in 2015, the first class to be fully sponsored by Google and NASA. He is a 2015 Fast Company Innovation by Design Award nominee, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and award winning photographer (