To support data gathering and ocean research, the world’s largest ocean data and intelligence supplier, Sofar Ocean Technologies, has announced that it is opening its propriety data platform to scientists worldwide.
Currently, Sofar’s IoT-enabled spotter buoys are placed in all five oceans and cover more than half of the world’s ocean surface. They generate an immense amount of accurate data that over 200 scientists worldwide use.
The data is used to study a wide range of issues, from ocean waves to clean energy site placements.
According to Tim Janssen, the CEO and co-founder of Sofar Ocean:
“In an age in which IoT and GPS provide so much data about the world around us, our oceans are being left behind. Today, most of our oceans remain unmapped and unmeasured, which severely impacts our ability to model and predict ocean and climate processes. To change this, we created the largest real-time ocean intelligence dataset and are now opening up all our data to researchers globally to accelerate discoveries that will solve some of the most critical climate challenges facing the world today.”
You can find out more information here.