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Ocean Cleaning / Ocean cleaning device

Ocean Cleaning
Ocean Cleaning

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

Ocean Cleaning

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

This is a heavy machine capable of large-scale marine waste collection. Marine waste, especially of plastics, is a global problem. Waste discarded by commercial vessels and released from garbage dumps on land gather in locations where there is little or no current, forming enormous ocean garbage patches. This waste threatens to destroy marine life and is also highly perilous for human health. The device can efficiently locate marine waste through an AI vision system. It then collects, compresses, and stores the waste until it can be removed and transported to land for safe disposal or recycling.

This is one of the most highly evolved designs for ocean cleaning because of its high capacity due to an integrated waste compression facility.
Jury Statement
It is time for all of us to face up to and develop solutions to the problems caused by human activity. I hope that my designs can contribute to better interactions between humans and the natural environment on Earth. Thank you!
Winner Statement
University

Hongik University Graduate School

Hongik University Graduate School
Seoul, South Korea

Hae Jeong Park,
Hongik University Graduate School