Cryosphere Innovation is a New Hampshire based engineering and manufacturing company specializing in autonomous devices for scientific observation of Earth's cold regions. Founded by Cameron Planck and James Whitlock, Cryosphere Innovation’s mission is to develop tools that help improve the understanding of the natural world.
Our roots take us back to 2016 when Cameron and James were graduate students of Professor Don Perovich at Dartmouth College. Tasked with the goal of creating the next generation tool for remote observation of sea ice mass balance, they set out to develop a new ice mass balance buoy with the goal of improving reliability and adaptability while significantly reducing cost. After several years of development, testing, failures, and troubleshooting — SIMB3 was born. Cryosphere Innovation was formed in November of 2017 with the goal of making this technology available to the greater scientific, commercial, and government communities.
We remain committed to the development and dissemination of our SIMB3 technology, but also explore other areas where our engineering and scientific toolkits can add value. If you have have a particular need, let us know!
Co-founder and Principal Mechanical Engineer
Cameron is the co-founder and lead designer for Cryosphere Innovation. Cameron is a passionate creator with almost a decade of experience in bringing ideas from conception to creation. Cameron has a bachelors of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State, and is pursuing his PhD as an Innovation Fellow at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. In his free time, Cameron enjoys hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and working out. He is also a published photographer.
Co-founder and Principal Electrical Engineer
James is the co-founder and principal electrical engineer for Cryosphere innovation. James is an avid hobbiest, open source advocate, and technologist. In his free time, he enjoys walking his dog and spending time with his wife. James holds a bachelors of science in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University and a Masters of Science, also in Electrical Engineering, from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
Come visit our shop in West Lebanon, New Hampshire!
1 Glen Road Plaza, Suite 17
New Hampshire, 03784
United States of America
Cryosphere Innovation creates tools for observing Earth's most inhospitable environments. Founded in 2017 by Cameron Planck and James Whitlock, our mission is to develop tools that help improve the understanding of the natural world.