Our journey as a company began when Trevor Mendelow founded a youth-based non-profit organization, Teens4Oceans.  In 2006, Trevor and an amazing group of students from Colorado wanted to study a marine organism called the Jewfish, Epinephelus itajara. After many months of permitting and hard work, forming partnerships with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies, the Goliath Grouper Project in Bahia Honda State Park was born!  Trevor and his students wanted to study this amazing fish from their classroom in Colorado.  After a year of battling biofouling (the buildup of bacterial, algal, and other organismal films and deposits) on the glass lens of the their first prototype, Trevor began looking for solutions.  In partnership with two engineers, Jeff Aldred and Sherwin Ghaffarkhan, the now patent-pending CleanSweep™ self-cleaning technology was created.  After years of development, field testing, and prototyping, View Into The Blue® has solved the problem of biofouling for pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ)underwater camera systems.

PTZ Bahia
Steve Simonsen copyright 2008

Steve Simonsen copyright 2008


The experiences learned from years of working hands on with underwater live streaming webcam projects provided View Into The Blue®  with the understanding of the true partnership and commitment required to help clients bring projects to life.  We knew from the very start that we were not just simply selling high-quality, innovative products and solutions, but partnering and supporting clients and projects from start to finish.

Assorted View Into The Blue Projects

Bonaire Research Project

Bonaire – Coral Reef & Coral Nursery Research

Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands, lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean. Along with the Harbour Village Resort and Teens4Oceans, View Into The Blue® installed two camera systems, one PTZ with CleanSweep™ patent pending self-cleaning technology, one static camera with HydroWiper self-cleaning technology, and a science node, which collects pH, temperature, and salinity. Read More

Frying Pan Research Project

Frying Pan Shoal Tower, Cape Fear North Carolina – explore.org

View Into The Blue collaborated with many groups and people for this amazing, larger than life, project funded by explore.org. Four cameras, two CleanSweep™self-cleaning underwater webcams and two above water cameras, were used in this project. One underwater webcam sits at 15 feet and a second at 55 feet below the surface, both attached with heavy duty, ruggedized clamping mounts to survive the hurricane force winds and powerful seas. Read More

Bahia Honda Goliath Grouper Project

Bahia Honda State Park – Goliath Grouper Project

This is a Teens4Oceans Project and the charter site for the now widely used CleanSweep™ PTZ self-cleaning webcam system. Trevor and Teens4Oceans, working closely with Dr. Billy Causey and Dr. Dan Basta, both Directors with the National Marine Sanctuary Program, and Don DeMaria, a commercial diver and fisherman, deployed the first of many versions of an underwater, live streaming webcam at the park. Read More

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park Project

This is a Teens4Oceans project. This View Into The Blue™ CleanSweep™PTZ underwater webcam is located under the boathouse dock. The Dry Tortugas National Park staff worked with Teens4Oceans on a special project focused at getting youth interested in our oceans. What better way to appreciate our oceans than to watch what happens underwater. Read More

Anacapa National Park

Channel Islands National Park, Anacapa Island, California

Experience one of the richest marine environments in the world with a virtual visit to the Ocean Webcam. This webcam captures your attention with views of the majestic amber-colored kelp forest and the nearly one thousand different marine species found there. Read More

Grand Cayman Reef Camera Project

Grand Cayman Reef Cam – Coral Spawning, BioRock, T4O Educational Expedition Site

Grand Cayman is a collaboration of many organizations and businesses. Thanks to a generous donation from the Gates Frontier Foundation, Teens4Oceans installed a VITB CleanSweep™ PTZ self-cleaning camera system, a science node system, and an autonomous buoy solar and battery-powered system. Read More

Cooper Island, BVI's PTZ Camera

Cooper Island Beach Club Project

There are two View Into The Blue™ underwater webcams at this amazing site, both owned and used by Ocean Classrooms as part of their online marine science curriculum. One is a CleanSweep™ PTZ self-cleaning webcam that observes a coral reef. The second is an underwater live streaming static camera that monitors the Thalassia testudinum seagrass that surrounds this site. Read More

Anacapa National Park

New York Harbor School – Billion Oyster Project / Verizon Powerful Answers

The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School and New York Harbor Foundation are partnering with Verizon Marketing, the Verizon Innovation Centers and the Verizon Foundation to develop a custom water monitoring solution. Read More

Aquarius Reef Base Project

Aquarius Reef Base Project – Florida International University

Teens4Oceans, thanks to a grant from the Paul M Angell Family Foundation, and additional donations from View Into The Blue™, has placed a View Into The Blue™ CleanSweep™ self-cleaning underwater webcam with a science node system and a hydrophone just outside of the laboratory. T4O plans to use this site as a Research Expedition site.
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Chatfield State Park – Beaver Monitoring Project

Chatfield State Park – Beaver Monitoring Project

We are teaming up with Chatfield State Park, the Audubon Society of Greater Denver, Colorado Gulf and Turf, University of Colorado Professor Dr. John Basey, View Into The Blue, and Ocean Classrooms to monitor beaver activity along the South Platte River in Chatfield State Park. The project would not be possible without generous funding provided by The Gates Frontier Fund and Ocean Classrooms. Read More

Akumal Mexico – Sea Turtle Research Station

Akumal – Sea Turtle Research Station Project

Overview: Threats to the local populations of endangered sea turtles are increasing as tourism development grows in the Riviera Maya. The marine and coastal environments that characterize Akumal represent a favorable habitat for sea turtle populations, including the loggerhead (Caretta caretta), the green (Chelonia mydas) and the hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricate). They use the beaches, seagrasses, and reef habitats as nesting sites, for feeding, breeding and maturation. Akumal gets its name from these phenomena – “The Place of Turtles” in the Mayan language. Read More

Pacific Wild Canada – Herring Spawning Project

Pacific Wild Canada – Herring Spawning Project

The herring spawn is one of the key drivers of ecosystems and human communities alike in the Great Bear Rainforest. Pacific Wild is streaming live footage from above and below the water to document this amazing event and to raise awareness about the importance of this foundation species. Read More