In an attempt to reduce the vast amount of plastic in the oceans, the Dutch company RanMarine Technology built an aquadrone that sucks up garbage from the water. The drone is called the WasteShark, and it can remove up to 200 liters of trash in one trip, as well as alien/pest flora.
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.
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.
During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Panos Yannoulis, President of OceanKing, for an exclusive interview regarding the key challenges that industry is currently facing. Among many issues for consideration by industry stakeholders, Mr. Yannoulis noted that disrupting changes are on the way and therefore industry needs to be proactive and do its best to balance associated risks
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