It is predicted that by 2050, the ocean will have more plastic than fish. To combat pollution, we need to understand better how it behaves. Our surface drifters resemble the feared “sea nettle” jellyfish and provide an hourly, very accurate position. We have experience designing, manufacturing and deploying a fleet of 100+ such drifters to collect ocean data. We are also experienced in displaying the real-time position of 100+ drifters simultaneously on a public website with interactive maps and a parsable dataset.
To fight against plastic and other surface pollutants in the ocean, we need to understand how it behaves. Our ocean drifters are developed for WWF and they are
- Provide global coverage
- You can track many of them in near real-time on a web-browser
This particular ocean surface drifter is designed to resemble a sea nettle, a feared carnivorous jellyfish to reduce the interactions with other sea creatures.
This project is the result of several years of hard work by Eddie Yung, Cesar Jung-Harada, Ken Chew, Rohak Singhal, Patrick Yeung, Darrell Chan, Thomas Williams and many more people.
On this website you can see a custom deployment of 110 drifters from Hong Kong done with 11 local schools as an educational project:
If you are interested in getting a custom drifter design for your application, please get in touch.