Ocean Tech – a collaborative marine research project, global education programme and media campaign. Bringing together the world’s top marine scientists with unique military grade autonomous underwater vehicles to undertake the most advanced analysis of marine ecosystems. The data aims to determine critical habitat for marine species to justify the establishment of marine protected areas around the world.
Phase 1 of Ocean Tech takes place in Bermuda. The waters around Bermuda play a vital role in the lives of many species of fish and mammals including galapagos sharks, dusky sharks, tiger sharks, spotted eagle rays, giant tarpon and humpback whales. The autonomous underwater vehicles we will use are capable of closely following and filming the animals, and for the first time by using onboard sensors, scanners and cameras we will be able to reveal a complete picture of how each species interacts with its environment. This data can then be used to justify marine protected areas at policy level.
Our goal is to collaboratively inspire children and adults to become better stewards of the marine environment both in Bermuda and around the world.
Ocean Tech is a Bermuda Registered Charity No. 980. The charity operates unique marine research missions that provide scientific data to help develop areas of marine protection. The first mission is taking place in Bermuda during 2018 and 2019.