A core belief of our operations is the development of open-source technologies that contribute to scientific inquiry and the development of our understanding of the oceans. Open source technologies are revolutionising our ability to discover; as science becomes more accessible, the power to ignite change lies within all of us. For scientists, conducting marine research can be a daunting task, often ladened by the excessive amounts of data acquisition and analysis required when studying organisms and ecosystems. Open source approaches to tackling environmental issues means embracing collaborative tools and workflows which enables processes and progress to be fully transparent. A critical aspect of working open is sharing data not only with your immediate team but with others across the world who can learn, adapt and contribute to collective research. By contributing to, and supporting open practices within the scientific community, we can accelerate research and encourage transparency.