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Robot Collects Seabed Litter!

EU funded project, SeaClear, is developing technology to solve ocean pollution.

An EU funded innovation project is hoping to solve the problem of ocean pollution collected on our seabeds.

Their website statement reads:

Today’s oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with approximately 94% located on the seafloor. So far, collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste. The few efforts to gather underwater waste involve human divers who are put in potential danger.

No solution exists that exploits autonomous robots for underwater litter collection. The SeaClear project will develop the first.

To find out more, visit the project’s website and watch the video below!

Posted by Claire Edwards 10 August 2022

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