CAN WE INTEREST YOU IN A FEW
SOLUTIONS INSPIRING ACTION?
The Ocean Exchange aggregates and promotes real solutions to the ...
Treating the fuel before it enters the combustion chamber is
preferable to dealing with the problem after the fuel has
exp...
DRAMATICALLY REDUCING EMISSIONS AND
INCREASING FUEL EFFICIENCY
Nonox Fuel Emulsion Systems have been
installed on:
• boile...
TRANSFORMING METOCEAN DATA SERVICES
WAVE GLIDERTM
WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR
LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELED BY AN
AUTONOMOUS VEHIC...
UNIMAGINABLE APPLICATIONS
©2013 Liquid Robotics. Liquid Robotics, Wave Glider, and SHARC are registered trademarks of Liqu...
FRESH WATER FOR COMMUNITIES
IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Low capital
cost/scalable
Minimal
environmental
impact
No grid
connect...
A distributed water production system that sets up quickly, is
completely grid independent & produces water at low cost.
I...
Jellyfish inspired robot colony is proposed as a viable solution to
ocean exploration and monitoring. The design simplicit...
COMMUNITY DESIGNS LEADING EDGE SAILING ROBOT
A shape-shifting, open hardware, sailing
robot to sense and clean the oceans....
CONNECTING INNOVATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A platform technology to transport scientific sensors and cleanup equipment
at...
BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
Coastal development and urbanized seascapes are
inevitable given 2/3 of the human ...
CONSTRUCT ENVIRONMENTALLY ACTIVE
CONCRETE COASTAL AND MARINE INFRASTRUCTURES
WITHOUT COMPROMISING THEIR ORIGINAL FUNCTION
...
This is the intersection where organizations and innovators from around the world
advance and promote their cutting edge s...
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Introduction to Ocean Exchange

  1. 1. CAN WE INTEREST YOU IN A FEW SOLUTIONS INSPIRING ACTION? The Ocean Exchange aggregates and promotes real solutions to the world’s most pressing problems and urgent needs through innovations that drive growth and efficiency. The giant steps we are looking for already exist; concepts ready to be realized and solutions ready to take the leap from one industry to the next. The following are samples of six transformative solutions. More are shown on our website OceanExchange.org WORLDWIDE SPONSORS
  2. 2. Treating the fuel before it enters the combustion chamber is preferable to dealing with the problem after the fuel has expanded many thousands of times in the form of exhaust gases. A proven method of cleaning up combustion on the inlet side of the engine, boiler, etc. is the use of water in oil emulsified fuels, now an accepted means of emissions reduction. This simple, no moving parts device operates at relatively low pressure and provides even, precise particle size reduction and dispersions previously unattainable with existing technologies. BENEFITS • Reduces fuel consumption, emissions, soot on boiler tubes and cleaner engines, less maintenance. • Emulsion is made on demand. No chemical additives or storage is needed or separation concerns of shipment and storage. • Installed on existing fuel train and can be easily reverted back to fuel only. • #2, 4, 5 and 6 fuels can be used. • No emulsion is returned to fuel storage tanks and return fuel is re-emulsified. Cottell Process Reactor (CPR) a New Approach to an Old Idea ADDRESS EMISSIONS BEFORE THEY FORM http://www.nonoxltd.com/
  3. 3. DRAMATICALLY REDUCING EMISSIONS AND INCREASING FUEL EFFICIENCY Nonox Fuel Emulsion Systems have been installed on: • boilers in high-rise office buildings, • trucks hauling goods and services up and down the east coast of the US. • Sailed the seas on vessel engines around the world Applications Include Land and Marine NoNox Emulsion-Combustion Systems can be applied to oil fired boilers, burners, kilns, all types of diesel engines, and generators. Features: • Emulsified Fuel is never returned to original fuel supply. The fuel delivered to the Emulsion Control Unit (ECU) is isolated in its own fuel circuit. • No emulsified fuel is ever left to separate in fuel train, pumps, etc. On shutdown or even if the power is shut off to the unit, the ECU switches back to the regular fuel quickly flushing the fuel train with pure fuel. • The more even combustion temperature reduces thermal stress and the more complete combustion greatly reduces carbon buildup, thus reducing maintenance and extending service life, as well as improving efficiency. • Uses fuel from your existing fuel supply/tank. • The ECU requires no special training to operate • All components, pumps, valves are similar to those already found in engine/boiler rooms. • Installation is simple and swift. http://www.nonoxltd.com/
  4. 4. TRANSFORMING METOCEAN DATA SERVICES WAVE GLIDERTM WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELED BY AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE ON THE EARTH. NAVIGATED AND COMMUNICATED THROUGH 5 HURRICANES AND 3 CYCLONES www.liquidr.com The Wave Glider is the first unmanned autonomous marine robot to use only the ocean's endless supply of wave energy for propulsion (no manpower, no emissions, no refueling). The Wave Glider employs a multi-patented design that allows it to cost-effectively collect and transmit data gathered during yearlong missions, over distances of thousands for miles, or while holding station. "Our world makes progress through the invention of simple, yet game-changing technologies. Liquid Robotics is one of these game-changers." - Dr. Marv Langston, former DoD deputy chief information officer. It enables game changing discoveries to help address the biggest challenges we face, including global climate change, national security, hurricane & tsunami warning, and offshore energy & resource management. "I'm proud to be part of a project that gives us an unprecedented tool for understanding and protecting the world's marine environments, in ways that have never been imagined." - Robert F. Kennedy Jr., environmental advocate and attorney; member of Liquid Robotics' strategic advisory board.
  5. 5. UNIMAGINABLE APPLICATIONS ©2013 Liquid Robotics. Liquid Robotics, Wave Glider, and SHARC are registered trademarks of Liquid Robotics in the United States and other countries. www.liquidr.com “Among the Wave Glider’s features are the ability to use the platform for more than just one application, the ability to reconfigure the platform to meet scientific need, and the ability for long-duration sensing that lends the platform to such a wide variety of applications.” – Alan P. Leonardi, Ph.D, deputy-director, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory Applications: • Air-sea interface monitoring of hurricanes • Water quality monitoring • Fish journey tracking and acoustic monitoring • Research without reliance on expensive research ships • Artic sea ice monitoring • Earthquake and tsunami monitoring • Marine Protected Area enforcement Mobile Platform • Travel to operational area, patrol and return autonomously • Capture spatial and temporal dynamics • Taskable for mission agility and avoidance Persistent Surveillance • 24/7 subsea-­­to-­­air communications in all weather • Year-­­long missions without fuel, maintenance or risk to personnel • Missions covering oceanic or littoral waters Monitoring & Sensing Capabilities • AIS ship transponder acquisition, awareness, and avoidance calculations • Meteorological and oceanographic sensing • Radio Frequency/Direction Finding (RF/DF) • Electro-Optical/Infrared sensing and recording (day/night camera) • Passive acoustic monitoring and classification of targets (long-­­range sound detection) “These vehicles will provide us a steady stream of data about water quality and should significantly increase the available data for ongoing research activity.” - Mike Utsler, chief operating officer, BP Gulf Coast Restoration Organization.
  6. 6. FRESH WATER FOR COMMUNITIES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES Low capital cost/scalable Minimal environmental impact No grid connection required Hybrid plant water and power Quick & easy to install & maintain Modular package plants enable easy transport/installation Mature technology/reliable partners www.resolutemarine.com/
  7. 7. A distributed water production system that sets up quickly, is completely grid independent & produces water at low cost. Initial Focus: potable water markets where Wave2OTM can provide immediate relief to over 80 million people living in coastal areas. Over 1 billion people suffer from the effects of water scarcity with the vast majority being poor residents of developing countries. THE WORLD’S FIRST WAVE-POWERED DESALINATION SYSTEM (WAVE2OTM) THAT REQUIRES NO ELECTRICITY TO OPERATE Desalting seawater is an excellent potential solution but reverse osmosis (R/O) desalination systems require a connection to an electrical grid to drive the process. Prods report: wave energy and reverse osmosis are the best combination of renewable energy and desalination technologies Water generation costs, $/m3 1,000 – 3,000 0.70 – 1.30 Capacity, m3/day www.resolutemarine.com/
  8. 8. Jellyfish inspired robot colony is proposed as a viable solution to ocean exploration and monitoring. The design simplicity enables low-cost manufacturing and easy deployment of millions of ROBOJELLIES to monitor and explore the ocean. The ROBOJELLIES: • Use hydrogen and oxygen to power artificial muscles made of smart materials (multiwall carbon nanotubes, nickel- titanium shape memory alloy and platinum nanoparticles). • Chemical reaction activates articulation of jellyfish bell for mobility • Byproduct is water vapor which doesn’t adversely affect the ocean (zero emission). • Design is sustainable due to the possibility of scavenging hydrogen from ocean ( indefinite life ). Spring steel Silicone String Pulley Top Cover Strut Conduit SMA+MWCNT+Pt MIMICKING NATURE PROVIDES INEXHAUSTIBLE OCEAN MONITORING AND EXPLORING ROBOT yonas.tadesse@utdallas.edu
  9. 9. COMMUNITY DESIGNS LEADING EDGE SAILING ROBOT A shape-shifting, open hardware, sailing robot to sense and clean the oceans. Technology & Innovation The core ground-breaking innovation of Protei is the shape-shifting hull. Protei has no centerboard nor rudder : the entire hull changes shape to give the sailing robot unprecedented control of its trajectory and sailing properties. http://protei.org/
  10. 10. CONNECTING INNOVATORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD A platform technology to transport scientific sensors and cleanup equipment at sea. Has expanded to create a global design community of scientists, engineers, makers and sailors. Engaging innovators through open design platform: • Everyone is invited to Use, Modify, and Distribute Protei technology with the condition they Credit "Protei.org" and Share their improvements with the community Currently manufacturing 1,000 sailing robots to further expand global engagement of design and science communities http://protei.org/
  11. 11. BRIDGING DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY Coastal development and urbanized seascapes are inevitable given 2/3 of the human population reside in coastal zones. Marine infrastructures such as ports, piers and shipping channels are mainly composed of modular concrete units forming breakwaters, sea walls and pillars. Concrete is a poor substrate for biological recruitment, and one of the reasons why coastal development is considered the prime cause for habitat loss, reduced biodiversity, and damaged ecosystems. ECOncreteTM is an innovative yet simple solution to the conflict between societal and environmental needs in coastal zones. By manipulating concrete structures in three levels; concrete composition, surface texture and macro- design, EconcreteTM elevates marine and coastal infrastructure’s ability to provide valuable ecosystem services and improved environmental parameters associated with filter feeding communities. Ecological designs (USPTO app 61/764800) increase the operational life span and stability of marine infrastructures by encouraging biogenic buildup that protects them from damages associated with aggressive salt-water environments.
  12. 12. CONSTRUCT ENVIRONMENTALLY ACTIVE CONCRETE COASTAL AND MARINE INFRASTRUCTURES WITHOUT COMPROMISING THEIR ORIGINAL FUNCTION COPYRIGHT: The concepts and information contained in this presentation are the copyright of ECOncrete Tech LTD. Use or copying of the document in whole or part without the written permission of SeArc Ecological Marine Consulting constitutes an infringement of copyright. Use coastal infrastructure for environmental goals such as enhancing species with conservation value or creating nursing grounds and shelter for different marine organisms. Matrices withstand compressive strength of 30-80MPa with different flexural and tensile strengths, complying with the formal requirements for marine construction. Units are designed to support biogenic buildup which is a calcium carbonate deposition by marine organisms. These include oysters, mussels, barnacles and corals which cover the substrate, add volume, weight and contribute to its stability. ECOncreteTM was developed at SeArc - Ecological Marine Consulting by marine biologists specializing in habitat restoration.
  13. 13. This is the intersection where organizations and innovators from around the world advance and promote their cutting edge solutions and innovations in materials, devices, processes and systems. We have created the knowledge based catalyst for organizations to achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility Goals By connecting innovators and organizations, The Ocean Exchange empowers and enables others to think and act for the greater good. Founded in 2010, the Ocean Exchange is the international platform for accelerating the adoption across industries of Solutions that positively impact environment, economies and health, while respecting cultures around the world. Many more may be viewed on our website www.oceanexchange.org . Explore all of our world class solutions. INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT MORE SOLUTIONS INSPIRING ACTION? CONTACT US Pease Contact: Cort Atkinson Co-Founder & CEO Cort.Atkinson@OceanExchange.org THE OCEAN EXCHANGE, THE INTERNATIONAL RESOURCE FOR INNOVATION AND GROWTH.

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