Jay Gnowles is CEO and Founder of Digital Ocean Exploration. Gnowles is experienced in high speed digital satellite science networking within the geostationary satellite industry in both publicly traded and privately held satellite companies within the domestic satellite, regional satellite and international satellite markets.

Initially in Honolulu Gnowles worked within the U.S. domestic communications satellite industry during Judge Harold Greene’s ruling breaking up the AT&T monopoly resulting in the emergence of completive telecommunications carriers such as Sprint & MCI allowing cheaper, more and better voice communications.

Gnowles experience includes policy change in the international satellite industry in a satellite commercialization business utilizing C-band frequencies and capacity on the NASA TDRS System for international digital communications. This work wad during a period of emerging international satellite deregulation & initial international telecommunications competition resulting from the break-up of the Intelsat monopoly – United States Policy for Separate Systems from the Intelsat consortium – allowing the provisioning of international digital voice and data markets between the U.S. and Europe and the U.S. and Asia lowering costs and increased choices for users.

In the mid-90s Gnowles worked in a regional geostationary satellite market competing throughout the Asia/Pacific Region including Hong Kong, New Deli, Mumbai, Singapore, Auckland, Sydney, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Work during early satellite deregulation in these emerging markets – utilizing Russian built GEO communications satellites from the Russian Space Agency (RSA) & Informcosmos launched on Proton rockets placed in ITU authorized geostationary satellite positions leased from the Kingdom of Tonga throughout the Asia/Pacific Region – allowed more and better information exchange. This business model – Matt Nilson – was later utilized worldwide – and is today – by the largest satellite industry fleets.

In the late 90’s Gnowles Co-Founded a company for the development and operation of high speed offshore data transmission utilizing Ku-band capacity on the NASA TDRS System.

Working through the WH for todays improved National Space Policy of the U.S., Digital Ocean Exploration continues to capitalize on further digitization, transformational technology and evolving regulatory policy with GEO satellites focusing on faster and better digital ocean exploration while lessening the environmental impact with the NASA TDRS System.

In exploration geophysics and cutting edge oceanography, as in most sciences, more digital information faster is better in the transfer of knowledge.


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