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Time consuming water quality sampling

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Issue

Water pollution

Damage to nature and environment caused by pollution of water.

Measuring water quality can be time consuming. Presently, the water quality is measured by taking seperate samples at multiple sites, while water quality is dependent on water depth and location. Also, it can be difficult reaching an area to take samples or making images under water.

Solution

Underwater Drone

The Underwater Drone can measure water quality remotely. It can be used to monitor blue-green algae, nitrate, ammonium, salinity, oxygen and temperature. The drone can relatively easy take under water images and also creates a 3D model of the water quality.

onderwater drone

Pros

  • Saves time and money.
  • Allows to reach difficult spots for measuring.
  • Results in better informed decisions.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water quality
  2. Development state 7: System prototype demonstration in an operational environment.
  3. Setting type Rural area, Natural area, Urban area
  4. Water type Surface water, Sea water, Swimming water, Navigable water
  5. Project period 3-12 months

Submitted innovation Award

Water Innovation Award
2015