Underwater Activity

A student design concept addresses the major global issue of waste accumulation in our oceans. Veolia is a marine drone that, when deployed on the ocean floor, collects waste (and simultaneously detracting lifeforms from collection by emitting a persistent sound). The concept could become a reality, especially if those using OpenROV – a kit of parts assembled into an underwater robot – see the amount of trash on the ocean floor themselves. Veolia would obviously require more mechanics and funding, but OpenROV is an open-source, DIY project, allowing users to explore the sea while controlling the robot from a computer.