marine environment

US Navy deploys marine mammal monitoring system

The US Navy is deploying an underwater acoustic sensor system to detect and track marine mammals that might be approaching Navy testing ranges, enabling Navy personnel to avoid potentially injuring the animals.

Norway acquires tech-centre to focus on ocean protection

The World Economic Forum collaborates with Aker group, presenting the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Norway (C4IR Norway) aiming to harness advances in technology in protection of the oceans and improve shipping’s environmental footprint. 

New initiative aspires to make ocean data available globally

One of the biggest challenges that the global marine research is currently facing is the lack of knowledge. In comparison to the innovation and research that takes place on land, data-driven marine research is far behind. The fact is that there are several smaller data initiatives and platforms in the world today, but not an all-encompassing platform combining it all. The Ocean Data Platform is an initiative aiming to change this.

Blockchain, AI as new tools to protect high seas

Technologies as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain could help monitor the high seas aiming the preservation of the biological diversity of the world’s oceans, according to Reuters. Diplomats began negotiations, on September, on a legally binding treaty to protect oceans. 

AMSA to deploy underwater drones to assess containers lost from YM Efficiency

On 8 November, AMSA signed a contract to commence operations with Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROUVs) to investigate the containers lost from the YM Efficiency. The images of the ocean floor by the ROUVs will allow an assessment by salvage experts on whether the items can be brought to the surface safely and without causing more damage to the environment.

EMEC provides metocean data for innovation challenge

The European Marine Energy Centre announced it has provided a series of metocean data sets to be used in a new Scottish open innovation competition, in a bid to stimulate creative thinking and data science to design new data products for the benefit of the marine environment, communities and economy.

Using technology to reduce plastics in the oceans

Our oceans are currently facing three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution. Plastic pollution in particular is increasing and has received international attention from governments, media and large sections of the public. In order to mitigate this problem, technology might give the solution.

How drones and AI can help tackle plastic pollution

Plastic pollution is, without any doubt, causing big problems. However, up until recently, not many were aware of the full scale of the problem. Thus, by using drones the size of plastic pollution can be measured more easily. This will inform more people, and will provide solutions to tackle it.

Robots to collect live ocean data from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano

A team of researchers from the University of Hawaii’s Hilo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the US Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, are using autonomous ocean robots, an unmanned technology, to capture live ocean data around Kilauea, the volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island.

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