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I.Boom / Autonomous Oil Spill Response

I.Boom
I.Boom

Oil Spills devastate natural resources, endanger public health and disrupt economy.
Preparing a timely and coordinated autonomous response to such an emergency of undefined magnitude, that can happen anywhere on the ocean, at any time, and in any kind of weather, is the goal of the I.Boom Project:
can be used in every oil spill scenarios
fast containment and concentration of the spread oil
applies the principles of swarm intelligence: robust, flexible, decentralized, self-organized
adapts dynamically and autonomous to the given conditions
can be used in harsh weather conditions
can be installed on oil tankers/deployed by helicopter

University

Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umea, Sweden

Pete Avondoglio
Thomas Degn
Steen Mandsfelt Eriksen

Design

Gattinger, Manuel

Gattinger, Manuel
London, United Kingdom

Manuel Gattinger