A novel solution based on remote sensing analysis and satellites technologies to help detect plastic litter and clean the oceans.
One major aspect to consider is that “Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050”.
Plastics in the ocean is an increasing environmental catastrophe. One problem is to collect the plastic floating, another is to characterize, describe and map where the plastic litter is. Nodaway’s process of recycling plastics, a common technique for sorting the plastics
is hyperspectral imaging (HSI). Plastics are imaged by a hyperspectral camera
and classified through image analysis before it is sorted according to chemical
composition/type of plastic. Hydrocarbons (C-H bindings) are found in all types of plastics, and their absorption properties are significant in the short-wave infrared region between
1000nm to 2300nm.
Hyperspectral imaging focus on the evaluation of the plastic and it’s amount when we consider short distances, a greater problem emerges when we t...
A novel solution based on remote sensing analysis and satellites technologies to help detect plastic litter and clean the oceans.
One major aspect to consider is that “Oceans will have more plastic than fish by 2050”.
Plastics in the ocean is an increasing environmental catastrophe. One problem is to collect the plastic floating, another is to characterize, describe and map where the plastic litter is. Nodaway’s process of recycling plastics, a common technique for sorting the plastics
is hyperspectral imaging (HSI). Plastics are imaged by a hyperspectral camera
and classified through image analysis before it is sorted according to chemical
composition/type of plastic. Hydrocarbons (C-H bindings) are found in all types of plastics, and their absorption properties are significant in the short-wave infrared region between
1000nm to 2300nm.
Hyperspectral imaging focus on the evaluation of the plastic and it’s amount when we consider short distances, a greater problem emerges when we talk about distances such as satellites altitudes and oceans depths. This way, another remote sensing must be considered.
Radar altimeters are active sensors that use the ranging capability of radar to measure the surface topography profile along the satellite track. They provide precise measurements of a satellite's height above the ocean by measuring the time interval between the transmission and reception of very short electromagnetic pulses.
The idea in development aims to use Copernicus data in the “Blue Economy” field. The “Blue Economy” from the Copernicus program focus on the ocean environment that will allow to monitor marine environment, protect biodiversity and monitor biodiversity in protected areas. With our idea we would like to reduce time, reduce costs, reduce human effort in comparation to the methods used nowadays for the plastic collection, reduce aerial expedition pollution, reduce fossil fuels consumption, clean analysis of the oceans, extensive areas can be covered, the same area can be observed systematically at every satellite pass, quality of the data, non-invasive and not destructive.
Future work to be developed:
-Further researching;
-Incubation;
-Client and partnership consolidation;
-First technology demonstration;
-Real application/simulation.
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Investors

Astropreneurs - Call for STARTUPS
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Astropreneurs - Call for STARTUPS Targeted at startups,either entrepreneurs in idea phase or a registered SME

Advisors

Jorge Monteiro
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Jorge Monteiro A space engineer and entrepreneur passionate about technology and innovation. Highly interested in space systems and business strategy
Paulo Antunes
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Paulo Antunes

Employees

Kateryna Shvydyuk
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Kateryna Shvydyuk CEO Aeronautical engineering student very motivated, passionate and ready to overcoming new challenges.