A Canadian company’s unmanned, pollution-free naval drone collects data that may prove vital in maintaining our oceans as a viable food source.
July 28, 2021
The oceans are an abundant source of information that can help us to better manage marine environments and understand the impact of climate change. However, collecting these data currently requires crewed vessels to go out and conduct the research. This creates noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions while also carrying the risk of oil spills and even harm to crew members when they study storm conditions.
As an unmanned alternative, a BC robotics company has developed specialized naval drones. Powered by solar and wind, they can travel nonstop for upwards of a year while constantly collecting data, potentially transforming how we conduct marine environmental research.