KISR adopts use of smart marine monitoring device
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