One of the biggest barriers to protecting the ocean — and our future — is that we don’t know much about what’s going on under the water. Even though it covers around 70% of the planet, most of it remains unexplored. We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the deepest parts of the ocean floor. This is partially because it’s an incredibly challenging environment for technology. The pressure is crushing, communication is extremely difficult (GPS and WiFi don’t work underwater!), and saltwater destroy electronics, which makes long-term monitoring challenging.
If you think about the benefits (GDP, Social, efficiency and environmental impact) that telecommunication has brought inland, you can now see the potential of starting to finally connect things underwater!
The problem we are solving
The main problems with existing technology for underwater are
• Satellite technologies provide only low-depth information
• Existing legacy systems are complex, marginally versatile , expensive and “cable-intensive”
• Lack of underwater real time data generates a huge knowledge gap and might lead to uncontrolled adverse phenomena.
To face those problems, Wsense has invented and patented an Underwater wireless Mesh networks, using multimodal (acoustical/optical) technology (the same that dolphins, whales and other use!).
Our technology allow
• Real time, bidirectional communications
• Easy integration to any vendor’s sensors and devices (external plug&play or embedded)
• Interoperability and long-lasting autonomy
• Cost effectiveness
Sustainable impact on Blue Economy
Wsense is proudly providing its technology for contributing to SDG13 (Climate Action) and SDG14 (Life Below Water), in order to support: a) sustainable aquaculture b) providing missing big data on the oceans also for understanding and facing climate change c) support monitoring and optimization of offshore plants including offshore renewables.