CHALLENGE 1: REDUCING GHOST GEAR
Lobster Lift by Team Tide Cephalopods
Grand Prize, MakerBay Hotbench prize, Peer-choice award (DIY 3D printer)
Lobster Lift is a self-surfacing lobster trap attachment that eliminates entanglement without changing how lobstermen catch lobsters (patent pending).
Engage with Tide Cephalopods & their project on our Digital Makerspacehttps://conservationx.com/project/id/225/lobsterlift#
Rock Lobster for Coral Reef Outplanting By team Aquamedics
Gold Prize, Coral Reef Restoration Prize, Proteus 3D Printer Prize
Rock Lobster is a system to quickly attach coral to reefs so that divers can plant a lot of baby coral into the oceans and restore coral reef populations.
Engage with Aquamedics & their project on our Digital Makerspace https://conservationx.com/project/id/203/modularcoraloutplantanchor
Scoutbot Kuching: MPA & Coral Reef Mapping Drone by Team Scoutbots
MPAs need better monitoring & enforcement. "Scoutbot Kuching" is a semi-autonomous boat that is targeted to monitor marine protected areas & it could map shallow coral reefs. Excluding the hardware housed in a waterproof case, the boat was made of inexpensive equipment sourced from Mr. DIY, a sponsor of Make for the Planet Borneo.
Engage with Scoutbots & their project on our Digital Makerspace https://conservationx.com/project/id/140/coralreefmappingdrone
Smart Buoys: Seacology, Deter, Detect + Detain by Team Seacology
A constellation of two types of buoys: Deter buoys will broadcast on Marine VHF, warning fishers they are entering a protected area and face confiscation and jail if they fish here. Detect buoys will use a phased array of passive sonar hydrophones; the on-board processor will classify contacts as fishing boats by the sounds of their engines and gear over time, and the phased array will give direction.
Hooks By Team Don’t Panic!
Problem: People are not aware of the benefits provided by Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Solution: Hooks - an app that links to What's App and Facebook messenger to host discussion groups, consolidate weather information, news, workshops, and maps relevant to users of MPAs and the protections that they provide.
Jaga by Team Up to You
A low-cost internet of things (IoT) mesh network of buoys with self-healing capabilities to send AIS information (and other data) to bases on land. This technology can transmit boat locations & behavior in real-time to aid in enforcement of MPAs.
Engage with Up to You & their project on our Digital Makerspace https://conservationx.com/project/id/142/projectjaga
SuperFishAll: A bionic ‘EYES & EARS’ at sea-MPAs By team seapatriots
This solar powered device incorporates AIS receiver as the first data layer to enable location-based services. The secondary data layer would be images captured semi/fully automatically by an on-board camera if there is any flagged/suspicious vessel within camera visibility approximately 100 meters and at the best resolution available. The data collected will be relayed simultaneously to connected mobile phone via Bluetooth and a special app that acts as data middleware before feeding data to our dedicated cloud as long there is GSM connectivity. This app is also capable to store backlogged data to support unstable GSM connectivity.
Engage with SeaPatriots & their project on our Digital Makerspace https://conservationx.com/project/id/37/supervision
Pay-to-see Community Reward Scheme By Team Morays on a Mission
Problem: Sharks and other marine life are worth millions alive, but not for local communities. Solution: An app & reward mechanism that will make "you get what you pay for" a reality for divers and marine wildlife tourists, whilst benefitting local communities in developing countries. The payment and sightings information is transferred to local communities on a secure public ledger. Community will be incentivized to enforce no-take of key animals.
Engage with Morays on a Mission & their project on our Digital Makerspace: https://conservationx.com/project/id/150/paytoseerewardsformpas#
FishPack Traceability By Team BIG Beyond (Bring Innovative Go Beyond)
An app to incentivize and encourage accurate catch data from fishermen/captain. Fishermen can collect rewards, build a reputation through rankings by other app users, and share fishing events (or, for example, plastic trash collection events). Buyers can access reliable supplies from trusted fishermen and governments & NGOs can gain access to reliable supply and traceability data.
Engage with 4Flyers their project on our Digital Makerspace https://conservationx.com/project/id/145/ddatafish
D Data Fished By Team 4Flyers
An end to end IoT to cloud system to trace seafood caught at sea using fish weights & QR code tags. Fisherman get rated through the system, and their profiles are showcased on the website as being in compliance. The system is modular and scalable.
Fish Data Ecosystem By Team Harapan
A big data ecosystem that consolidates data verification, e-commerce market place, and block-chain technology to facilitate an incentive system that allows sustainable and scalable traceability in the fisheries community. Transactions via the app will provide incentives for the fishermen (crew, captain, boat owner, middle man); it will provide security for target buyers (local markets, retailers, restaurants, manufacturer/processor); and it will provide traceability for target partners (gov't, insurance body, NGOs).
Challenge 5: Beat Plastic Pollution
Garbage Star and Plank of Cameras by Team Box? What Box?
Engage with Box? What Box and their projects on our Digital Makerspace: https://conservationx.com/project/id/151/plankofcamera
Garbage Star: a low cost bamboo frame for collecting plastic and growing fish; grow fish and collect plastic on the same structure.
Plank of Cameras: High resolution cameras made from mobile phone parts for measuring plastic in rivers.
WinSEAL Watermill by Team Sea Warrior
WinSeal Watermill is a hydropower trash collection device for rivers made from local products (in Indonesia) like rattan and bamboo.
#BeatPlasticStaw by Team Nudibranch
Problem: Plastic straws are ubiquitous and single-use items that take hundreds of years to biodegrade. Solution: Work with an innovator in Vietnam, Nguyen Van Tien, to scale straws made of grass, Leprionia ariculata. The raw material is easy to grow in Vietnam (Mekong Delta) & it’s less expensive than stainless steel and bamboo straw replacements.
The Bubu Trap by Team Seahorse Warriors
The Bubu Trap is a device to capture trash in river ways that also allows boats to pass through. The device includes a conveyor belt and the team envisioned that it will be powered by hydro and solar power.