"Scoutbot MS Blue Growth" is a semi-autonomous boat that is targeted to patrol aquaculture installation. It has both remote control (RC) capacity as well as route planning using the Pixhawk microcontroller. This prototype has an echosounder.
Footprint: 1m x 0.5m x 0.9m
Speed: 0.5m/s for Auto mission (2.0m/s max)
Runtime: 4S (14.8V) 10000mAH
Optional Features: Environmental Sensors, Real time telemetry sync to cloud
Hardware Cost: <900 USD
Time to build: 3 days
Cesar Jung-Harada from MakerBay / Scoutbots supported by Ken Chew and Eddie Yung, went to Bergen to co-deliver a 2-days intensive workshop, for about 20 students from different backgrounds and different parts of Norway. They gathered at the Marineholmen Makerspace, on the invitation by Bergen University to invent together the future of Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), or "Norway Blue Growth 2050".
Norway is a fascinating and diverse place. Stretching from 57° and 81° North, Norway has over 50,000 islands and a coastline of 83,000 kilometers. The historical relationship from land and ocean is as deep as its many fjords. It is no surprise that the nation has been forever dependent on the ocean. Currently, Norway's economy heavily relies on offshore petroleum and natural gas, agriculture, forestry, fishing, and manufacturing. Norway already busy waters are in the process of accommodating emergent industries: offshore wind power, large offshore aquaculture and in a more distant future controversial deep-sea mining, arctic petroleum exploration and the "Northern sea route", connecting Europe to Asia through the ice-free Arctic ocean.
As the requirement to limit carbon emissions become more stringent, yet economic development is seen as a prerequisite, Norway is struggling to make a plan for its ocean management.
Originally, the leaders of the workshops expected that the students would DIVIDE the map is specialized activities.
Instead, early on, the students aimed for a MULTI-USE synergistic approach.
Taking advantage of emerging technologies, the students designed a complex modular system that would repurpose the existing infrastructures such as soon-to-be-decommissioned oil rigs and convert them into floating renewable energy hubs, combined with large offshore aquaculture. The workforce from the fossil industry would take little time to be trained and transition to new safer jobs in offshore wind, solar and wave energy.
Guided by the mentors, the students performed a vision of what Norwegian youth wants for their future, how they intend to be part of solving global warming.
Norsk Marin Universitetkonsortium: https://www.uib.no/node/116581/norsk-marint-universitetskonsortium
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN: https://www.uib.no/
Marineholmen Makerspace: https://marineholmenmakerspace.no/ Norwegian
Catapult Centre: https://mtnc.no/
GCE Ocean Technology: https://www.gceocean.no/
Fana Sparebank: https://www.fanasparebank.no/
Scoutbots LTD Ocean Robotics: http://www.scoutbots.com
MakerBay Hong Kong Makerspace: http://www.makerbay.org
Cesar Jung-Harada: http://www.cesarharada.com
3D Design by by Silje J. Source file.
Performance (13'02'') : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Z0u3ctaI4
Making of (3'46''): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bDaXwnt7Lw
Dr Beatriz Balino
Thanks to Ken Chew and Eddie Yung
Joshua Nyarko Boampong
Julie Grøver Martinussen
Joachim Gjesdal Kristensen
Erik Andreas Larsen
Caritha Lorenza Furnes
Aminda Marlen Titlestad Ripe
Silje Jakobsen Skagseth
Bjørnar Hallaråker Røsvik