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          • SAF09 - Real time monitoring of ocean circulation
            • Andrzej Kryszpiniuk
          • San Francisco

          • Organisation
          • Smart Catch
          • California
          • Problem:
            Ocean circulation is at the heart of Earth’s climate system, playing a critical role in redistributing heat and regulating weather and life patterns on Earth. Scientists have warned for years that human-caused warming is weakening those current. Today, the circulation is weaker than it has been in around 1,000 years. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), which transports warm, salty water from the tropics to northern Europe is especially threatened to collapse. A collapse of this system would result in significant and abrupt changes, including fast sea level rise, more extreme winters in Western Europe, disruptions to monsoon systems in the tropics and other dramatic shifts in global weather systems.

            Situation & Idea:
            Climate change is happening at a more accelerated pace than what has been projected. Scientists need to have larger quantities and better quality data in order to feed more dynamic models that are necessary for generating up-to-date pictures on the rapidly evolving oceanographic conditions. This means not only with surface temperature, but also temperature and other targeted oceanographic data from within the water column.

            Fish are real experts in knowing all about the oceanographic conditions with granularity in the water column. They instinctively know this because their life depends on it. All sea life naturally seeks temperature zones based upon their species and their feeding habits. Commercial fishermen are experts in following and harvesting various fish species following the fish as the fish follow underwater climatic zones within the oceans currents.
            What if we were able to enable and incentivize fishermen to be data collectors by seamlessly collecting and reporting relevant oceanographic information within the water columns? What if we could deploy an inexpensive small black box sensor array on large numbers of trawl nets around the world to automatically log key oceanographic parameters in the water column and automatically report to a secure repository?

          • What the challenge owner would like to develop over 48h
          • The challenge is to design a sensor array system for trawl-nets to log and report on the oceanographic conditions in the water column so that we would be able to determine and predict timely, and relevant facts, of climate change on the ocean.

            The challenge is to lay the groundwork planning and prototyping for a cost effective black box sensor array system, to be installed on trawl-nets in order to log and report on the oceanographic conditions in the water column, so that we would be able to provide a dynamic reporting system that would be incredibly valuable for determining and predicting timely, and relevant facts, of climate change on the ocean
          • Which skills the challenge owner is looking for
          • Software developers
            Data analyst
            Electronics hardware engineer
            Marine scientist
Campus mondial de la mer
Technopôle Brest-Iroise
525, Avenue Alexis de Rochon
29280 Plouzané
  • Brest Métropole
  • Région Bretagne
  • https://www.tech-brest-iroise.fr/
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