Our
Values

We champion Open Source development. As a result all our products:

Are free to use, forever. You can fund development of new capabilities that are of value to you, but you never have to pay for existing features or capabilities.

Are easy to use, focussing on helping the user get the job done. You concentrate on delivering business value, let the software handle the clerical tasks.

Suffer no vendor lock-in. Where feasible, all Deep Blue C source code is shared on the Internet, remaining free to use for any purpose, commercial or not. Any organisation can be invited to quote for maintenance based on the published source code.

Have highly documented manuals and training processes. The software is being developed to empower you, and we make sure you can get the hang of it as fast as possible, and have the best possible support both in getting started and along your journey.

Follow a transparent development process. You take an active role in the development process, because at it’s heart the new software is part of an organizational change, and we want you, your organization and your collective contextual understanding & wisdom as involved with the process as possible.

Are highly customizable, and can be tailored for individuals and organizations. Our modern, modular architectures and mature usability skills ensure you get exactly what you need, and don’t get swamped by new features.

Our
Goals

Our Goals

Our
Specialities

Couch DB
HTML 5
Eclipsee Foundation
Java
JTS Topology Suite
JavaScript
Geo Tools
ASP.net
CSS 3
VB.net
Angular
C#
Leaflet
Couch DB
HTML 5
Eclipsee Foundation
Java
Geo Tools
ASP.net
JTS
CSS 3
VB.net
JavaScript
Angular
C#
Leaflet

Business Domains

Maritime Operations

Maritime tactical development, Maritime operational analysis

Anti Submarine Warfare

Search, Evasion, Target Motion Analysis, Sonar Performance

Knowledge Management

Knowledge Capture, Sharing, Exploitation, including Lessons Learned

Our
History

Deep Blue C Created
2000
Company created (as PlanetMayo Ltd), and contracted to Royal Navy to develop Project Management system and support Debrief.
Web-based lessons learned system
2003
Developed Fleet Lessons Management System , the UK’s first web-enabled defence lessons learned system. This innovative application was developed in only 3 months, including two customer UI review seminars.
Release of Debrief NG (Next Generation)
2004
Upgraded Debrief from standalone Swing application to workbench application sitting on Eclipse framework.
Single Sided Reconstruction
2009
Introduced Single Sided Reconstruction capabilities to Debrief, to allow derivation of third-party track when insufficient data available.
ISO 9001 accreditation
2011
The company achieved ISO 9001 accreditation for its Quality Management System.
Admiralty Charts in Debrief
2012
Worked with UK Hydrographic Office to provide Admiralty Chart backdrops to Debrief users.
FATS/4 Accreditation
2012
The company was assessed as being of sufficient quality and authority to become an approved MoD supplier under the FATS/4 procurement framework.
SubTrack 90 developed
2014
Developed web-based passive sonar training application (SubTrack 90), aimed at raising base level skillsets for sonar operators.
Office 2000 compliant narrative tool
2014
Performed complete rewrite of Fleet Narrative Tool from VBA to VB.Net, to fill Office 2000 compliant capability gap.
New reference dataset for Debrief
2015
Added Natural Earth dataset support to Debrief, tidily replacing the legacy VPF & ETOPO datasets
DSTL R-Cloud Frameworks
2015
Based on a great delivery track record the company became an accredited research supplier to DSTL in 3 of the 5 subject domains.

Our
Accreditations

ISO 9001

Deep Blue C has been ISO 9001 accredited since September 2011.

We are particularly pleased to have achieved ISO 9001 certification as it underlines our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality. Not many customers get to see their suppliers’ ‘back-office’ activities, but this recognition provides independent verification that we can provide a quality solution from quotation to delivery.

ISO 9001 certification

MoD FATS/4 & FATS/D&E Accreditation

In 2012, and 2015 we received FATS/4 and FATS/D&E procurement accreditations. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) uses FATS to procure specialist technical support to its defence equipment programmes to support MoD Project Teams and other Government Departments and Public Bodies.

We’re accredited to deliver these services:

Electrical and Mechanical

Through Life Support

Front Line/Operational Information Technology

Transport

DSTL R-Cloud

In 2015 Deep Blue C registered in the DSTL R-Cloud framework within the Platform Systems, C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), and CT & S (Counter-terrorism & security) capability areas.

DSTL (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory), which is part of the UK MoD, has established commercial frameworks for Science and Technology (S&T) research contracts, known as R-Cloud (Research Cloud). R-Cloud offers direct access to DSTL current and future research requirements.

This framework will provide easy-to-use, direct access to current and future research requirements. It is currently being rolled out across all of DSTL capability areas.

Our
Team

Ian Mayo

Director & Head of Engineering, since 2000

Ian has studied and worked in the Marine Technology environment since 1987, and the defence domain since 1992. Back in 1990 he developed the predecessor to the modern electronic navigational chart as part of his Master of Philosophy research Degree from the University of Plymouth, UK.

Since then he has worked on surface and submarine command systems, oceanographic support systems, and developed a range of tools related to the development, management and analysis of maritime exercises using both web and desktop technologies. He also spent 10 years at the pointy end of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Lessons Management System (FLMS) from it’s inception in 2003 to porting the data to the UK’s defence-wide solution in 2013. Along the way he gave knowledge management and business process support to the rolling uniformed lessons management team, participating in (and presenting to) several international conferences.

Ian created Deep Blue C Technology Ltd (formerly known as PlanetMayo Ltd) in 2000 to allow him to undertake larger challenges, and solve interesting problems across a wider market using a rich network of trusted partners.

Andrea Antonello

GIS Consultant, since 2010

Andrea graduated in Environmental and Territorial Engineering at the University of Trento and gained a PhD at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Urbino.

Andrea coordinates the Open Source JGrass, BeeGIS and Geopaparazzi projects, and has been a member of the uDig Project Steering Committee.

His guidance spearheaded Debrief’s adoption of the GeoTools library, opening opportunities for delivering Admiralty Charts, Natural Earth, and many other datasets to bring context to analysts.

Julie Witmer

Cartographer, since 2015

Andrea graduated in Environmental and Territorial Engineering at the University of Trento and gained a PhD at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Urbino.

Andrea coordinates the Open Source JGrass, BeeGIS and Geopaparazzi projects, and has been a member of the uDig Project Steering Committee.

His guidance spearheaded Debrief’s adoption of the GeoTools library, opening opportunities for delivering Admiralty Charts, Natural Earth, and many other datasets to bring context to analysts.

Andrea Antonello

Web Developer, since 2013

Andrea graduated in Environmental and Territorial Engineering at the University of Trento and gained a PhD at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Urbino.

Andrea coordinates the Open Source JGrass, BeeGIS and Geopaparazzi projects, and has been a member of the uDig Project Steering Committee.

His guidance spearheaded Debrief’s adoption of the GeoTools library, opening opportunities for delivering Admiralty Charts, Natural Earth, and many other datasets to bring context to analysts.