The ocean is a shared resource, transcending all boundaries and sovereignties, and is vulnerable to exploitation. Without shared data and sustainable techniques, the ocean might continue to suffer under human impact
Fremont, CA: The ocean constitutes more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and contains 97 percent of its water. It provides means of subsistence and nourishment for more than 3 billion people and adds $3 trillion into the global economy every year. Yet, throughout human history, the ocean has been largely out of sight and, as a consequence, largely out of mind. However, new and emerging technologies are striving to end this by turning towards a healthier and thriving ocean economy.
Below given are some crucial areas where technology is transforming the facets of the ocean economy.
Ice Tracking Technology
Ice trackers can act as an early warning system to oil platforms, letting them know, well in advance, if treacherous icebergs are approaching. The danger of floating ice is more threatening than in the preceding years due to global warming. Fortunately, remote sensing technology enables workers to prepare well in advance, reducing the chances of accidents and environmental pollution. Vessels can strategically maneuver around icebergs in order to change the direction of the ice as well.
The standards for long-distance offshore marine communication systems have evolved. Current radio telecommunication technologies have upgraded safety and logistical operations. The specialty is these systems can function in extreme conditions such as high heat and other emergencies. Let's hope that Progress will be made in this direction in the coming years, preventing collisions and allowing goods to reach markets all around the world safely. Old submarine communications systems have been replaced with wireless technologies such as Li-Fi and 5G NR.
Fish Farm Sensors
New sensors, data management, and visualization systems enable fish farmers to plan and maximize feeding times, thereby improving conditions and profits.
The ocean is a shared resource, transcending all boundaries and sovereignties, and is vulnerable to exploitation. Without shared data and sustainable techniques, the ocean might continue to suffer under human impact. Ideally, nascent technologies geared towards protecting it will be developed sustainably and collaboratively, allowing us to thrive alongside our oceans.