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Technology

Oshen
is the future.

Ineffective drifting buoys or massive autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) - there is currently no middle way in ocean data collection. Drifting buoys need to be deployed, costing hundreds of thousands, and drift away from the area of interest after a few months. Large ASVs are technically advanced, but cost an eye-watering amount.

Our vessel combines the best of both worlds: our method is cheaper, without sacrificing quality.

Our Advantages

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Scalable

We can deploy thousands of our vessels en masse, allowing us to create a large sensor network. Our vessels are designed to cope with harsh marine conditions, allowing us to collect data points in areas that other technology can't access.

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Sustainable

Our vessels operate off solar and wind energy, and are designed to return to a collection point. This means less waste in the ocean and technology that isn't reliant on fossil fuels.

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Smart

Our vessels are fully autonomous. They sail to a location, stay in position for as long as needed, and sail back, all without need for human supervision and control. This technology removes deployment costs and ensures data is from the area you want it.

The Design

Length 1.25m

Payload 30kg

Total Weight 50kg

The Gen2 vessels host 1m tall rigid wind sails and solar panels to power the electronic systems, with satellite communications to send real-time data.

Applications

Real-time forecasts from Oshen vessels would allow ships to plan their routes much more efficiently, reducing fuel consumption and avoiding dangerous weather conditions. 

Shipping Route Optimisation

Our vessels can detect sea surface temperature, revealing which areas have the most fish. This information can assist and control fishing activity.

Fishing

Our data collection from sparse areas will help create accurate forecasts, and help predict hurricanes and cyclones. 

Weather Forecasting

We can assist with scientific research on climate change, even in the harshest marine environments.

Research