KISR adopts use of smart marine mon­i­tor­ing de­vice

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Kuwait In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific Re­search (KISR) has ini­ti­ated the use of a smart buoy de­vice that can track the con­di­tion of en­vi­ron­men­tal marine life along Kuwait’s coastal wa­ters. The de­vice is ca­pa­ble of col­lat­ing a num­ber of vari­ables such as the Gulf wa­ter tem­per­a­tures, the height of waves, and the level of oxy­gen in the wa­ter, said KISR Di­rec­tor Naji Al-Mu­tair. With such in­for­ma­tion and sim­i­lar ones, it will be pos­si­ble to pre­dict some changes in the marine eco-sys­tem such as the phe­nom­e­non of dead fish wash­ing ashore, he said.

This de­vice can pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about marine life and wa­ter con­di­tions in the sea at dif­fer­ent wa­ter depths, trans­mit­ting that in­for­ma­tion di­rectly to KISR’s com­put­ers for in­stant anal­y­sis, said Yousif Al-Asiri, a KISR coastal en­vi­ron­ment re­searcher.

The de­vice is also able to help re­searchers learn more about causes of sea pol­lu­tion, and can pro­vide them with the speed of winds and rel­a­tive hu­mid­ity and baro­met­ric air pres­sure at any given lo­ca­tion, said Faisal Al-Halil. He added that the de­vice is equipped with a GPS sys­tem and an in­ter­nal mem­ory ca­pa­bil­ity that can send in­for­ma­tion to KISR ev­ery 15 min­utes about sea con­di­tions. — KUNA

KUWAIT: KISR’s Di­rec­tor Naji Al-Mu­tairi launches the smart marine-mon­i­tor­ing de­vice. — KUNA

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