Water Autonomous Vehicles solving major challenges of marine life
- December 22, 2020
Assessing, implementing and monitoring water bodies restoration is a labor-intensive process. However, advancement in Water Autonomous Vehicles technology is usually quick and effective for executing and monitoring restoration efforts, particularly in fragile marine environments.
Despite safety measures,frequent mishaps occur that put human lives at stake and it gets challenging to find a lifeguard on the shores of water bodies. Many deaths occur annually due to drowning across the Asia-centric region and to reduce these increasing numbers, the use of right tools and technology becomes necessary.
Even after 24×7 manual monitoring and other initiatives, it was challenging for the authorities across the Asia-centric regions to track numerous activities and operations, so they shifted their focus towards Water Autonomous Vehicles as they are more efficient and economical than human force. Numerous firms are now offering their solutions to the authorities in this domain and resolving the challenges of marine life.
The swappable battery and wireless remote control of these vehicles allow covering the maximum range with a smartphone attachment handle allowing the user total control via smart devices. Considering the ever-increasing demand, companies like Saif Sea and Wynyard Group offer Water Autonomous Vehicles. They provide wireless recharging to hard-to-access locations such as sensors monitoring bridges and floating sensors on lakes.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury deaths globally. However, over the last few years, hundreds of lives have been saved with Water Autonomous Vehicles where they played the role of a multi-function rescue team. Whenever stuck in water, a few seconds can mean life or death.Thus, these vehicles are a great option operating as remote-controlled devices to save lives. Last year,an Asia-based company designed such vehicles that can carry up to 300 kg weight, travel up to a speed of 13 kmph and use radio frequency. They are equipped with sensors that could help locate survivors lost in rivers or ponds.
Additionally, Water Autonomous Vehicles are also a big savior for water bodies from pollution as plastic waste is a major factor contributing to water pollution, affecting marine life and the people associated with it. They eliminate plastic waste from waterways to facilitate sustainable use of water resources.
These vehicles are invading the markets among sensitive sectors and emerging as a must-have for them. They have been used by numerous organizations and tech-savvy industries for quite some time. Though, the benefits of this technology are not just limited to a few sectors. With the increasing accessibility, many of the most dangerous and high-paying jobs across several industries are replaced by technology to perform the increasingly complex tasks.
When it comes to marine life, Water Autonomous Vehicles offer unparalleled scientific footage and insights by playing a pivotal role and enabling maximum operational uptime and minimal maintenance cost. The technology can be easily deployed by limited operators and launched with ease from quaysides, shorelines, vessels and jetties.
Live images are displayed to an operator, who keeps a track of water animals, swimmers in real-time, letting everybody perform their job. Additionally, the technology also helps in assessing the areas hit by floods, significantly speeding up the processing time for affected people.
Upgradation in this technology witnessed the development of assisted water sampling that results in the ability to retrieve water samples and physico-chemical data from rivers and ponds. The Water Autonomous Vehicles are capable of obtaining aerial imagery and capture different resolutions along the river stretch with the ability to cover large areas quickly. These insights are used in river management, restoration and river quality regulatory frameworks that enhance water quality for benefitting the authorities and the society as well.
Certainly, such technologies have made it easy to manage the operations across sensitive sectors and they have a great potential to offer enhanced solutions in the near future.