Jonathan Joyce, co-founder and technical director at Edinburgh based Storm ID, died on Saturday 15 June, after getting into difficulties while swimming off the South Devon coast.
A keen swimmer, JJ is reported to have been brought ashore by a member of the public after he got into difficulties.
He was then airlifted to hospital in a serious condition, where he was later pronounced dead.
Simon Wall, Paul McGinness and Craig Turpie at Storm ID said: “His passing has come as a huge shock to all of us at Storm ID and he will be sorely missed. We have lost not only a wonderful and passionate colleague but a dear friend whose life has been tragically cut short.
“The only comfort that we can take at this sad time is that our lives have been greatly enriched by having had the privilege of knowing him and for having done some incredible work with an extremely gifted and remarkable individual.”