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Drones being used by Boat Owners to create Plastic Pollution Database

Drones are being used by AnimaMundi Ocean Data Solutions, DJI, and Lagoon to create a global database of plastic pollution on beaches. The non-profit organization AnimaMundi is situated in Geneva, Switzerland. Its unique technology analyses photo and video files to calculate the number of single-use plastic bottles. The data can be collected with the help of an app that uses still photography and photographs from Drones.

The data is uploaded, processed, and stored on the company’s servers automatically. The information will be used to make decisions about environmental investments and to assess the impact of waste management strategies. The procedure begins with DJI Drones being operated by sailors competing in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC), which started on Nov. 21 in Las Palmas, Canary Islands. Lagoon, a sailing catamaran cruiser manufacturer, used DJI Drones to measure plastic garbage on beaches throughout the Caribbean.

At least 8 million tonnes of the more than 300 million tonnes of plastic created each year end up in the ocean, accounting for 80 percent of all marine garbage, from surface waters to deep-sea sediment. Every minute of every day, almost 33,000 single-use plastic bottles are tossed in the water, harming every shoreline. AnimaMundi’s founder and CEO, Matt Cooper, is motivated by the need for precise real-time data to ensure that investment decisions are done accurately and have a meaningful impact.

The urgent urgency for climate action is balanced by the requirement for adequate and effective financing. This type of big data will aid in determining action priorities. Since 2005, Lagoon has been a supporter of the ARC rally. The company urges its owners to join the Club Lagoon initiative, which aims to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans by using data collected by Drones.

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