PROTEI Open-Source, Shape-Shifting Sailing Robot to sense and clean the oceans.
Protei is a seafaring surface vessel, constructed to carry research instruments and environmental clean-up equipment autonomously over long distances on the ocean via wind power. The project was conceived in response to inefficiencies in oil spill relief efforts, and frustration with the unsustainable research and design costs of current robotic oceanic drones. Protei's mission is to provide a locally accessible, economically efficient platform for the development of ocean-cleaning data collecting robotic drones. Our goal is to harness human innovation, technological ingenuity, and creative design to preserve the integrity of our natural resources.
One of the biggest obstacles to effective disaster prevention and clean oceans is the lack of international coordination and collaboration, as the diversity of methods for aquatic disaster relief is vast.
Open_H2O wants to create effective remediation techniques through a collaboration platform to determine common evaluation criteria and foster relief efforts. In this way, Open-H2O and Protei will have a global impact.