Autonomous Marine Systems Inc. (AMS) has developed the world’s most advanced robotic sailboat called the Datamaran. The craft is capable of operating autonomously on long duration missions over massive geographic distances. Networks of such boats represent a quantum leap in technical capabilities and will allow for ocean surveillance of an unprecedented richness. AMS plans to leverage this low-cost, operational asset to build the world's first truly global water-borne intelligent sensor network and data distribution channel. This system will enable customers to marshal aquatic resources in previously unimagined ways without risking human life or incurring the costs of operating traditional vessels in extremely unforgiving marine environments.