• Ranmarine Technology Appoints Drone Solutions its South East Asia Distributor

    September 9, 2019 | Asia

    Ranmarine Technology last week announced its appointment of Drone Solutions as its Distributor in South East Asia. Chief Executive Officer of Ranmarine Technology Richard Hardiman said, “The addition of Drone Solutions to professionally represent our interests in South East Asia greatly enhances our technical and customer service, local support and product training capability and efficiency in the region.” continue reading

  • WasteShark: water drone starts collecting garbage at Dubai Marina

    July 5, 2019 | Asia

    The Dutch manufacturer claims that the WasteShark supports up to 159.6 kg of waste and has a battery life of up to 16 hours running. It has a laser imaging technology in order to avoid collisions. In addition, RanMarine co-founder Oliver Cunningham explains that the company's aquatic drone is able to collect data on water and air quality, detect the depth and contours of the seabed, and separate chemicals from the ocean, such as heavy metals, oil and arsenic. continue reading

  • Aquadrones remove, deliver and safely empty marine litter

    April 9, 2019 | Europe

    It has been estimated that marine litter costs the EU economy EUR 690 million per year, affecting mainly the tourism and fishery sectors. It is furthermore estimated that around 80 % of marine litter originates on land. Bearing in mind that once plastic reaches the ocean the vast majority of it ends up on the seabed or inside marine life, addressing the problem requires effective water-based capture alongside tackling it at source. continue reading

  • Eco-friendly: Five ways people are trying to help the environment by cleaning up waste

    March 14, 2019 | Europe

    Well not a robot with hands and legs, but a small boat-like device which collects waste along its path in the water and recycles the plastic it picks up. The craft has been launched by WWF and Sky Ocean Rescue to help get plastic out of the waterways, seas and oceans. It's been tried out in other countries already, but Devon is the first place in the UK to use it. continue reading

  • Robot ‘shark’ that eats plastic waste launched to tackle pollution

    March 4, 2019 | Europe

    An autonomous marine robot has been released at a Devon harbour in an attempt to clear it of plastic waste. With the ability to “swallow” up to 60kg of debris in one trip, the WasteShark has been proposed as a way to clean up coastal waters in the country’s most vital marine zones. Modelling their drone on the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, the creators say it emits no pollution and poses no threat to local wildlife. continue reading

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