Blue Oasis Technology: Effecting giant strides towards ocean and natural life preservation through technology
20 june ‘22
Words by Rufai Abolaji James
Currently, the climate and nature preservation are degrading and several research provides information of deficiencies in natural resources. Oceanic life is vital to humans not just because of food consumption but also climate regulation, solar energy distribution and preservation, minerals and a host of other benefits.
The organization is inspired in building engineered reefs, harnessing big ocean data and giving back endlessly.
“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existence of the sea.”
How the changes affect
Blue Oasis Technology aims at ensuring sustainability and utilization of the ocean but is faced with the following challenges:
Climate Change: According to The Royal Society “The environmental changes being driven by climate change are disturbing natural habitats and species in ways that are still only becoming clear. There are signs that rising temperatures are affecting biodiversity, while changing rainfall patterns, extreme weather events, and ocean acidification are putting pressure on species already threatened by other human activities”.
Aqualife is most especially affected because unusual changes in temperature pose some animals at the risk of loss of life and probably extinction. Blue Oasis provides engineering reefs that balances the climate by oxygen generation and carbon absorption.
Biodiversity with habitat loss: Biodiversity entails all living organisms that occupy the earth either humans, animals, plants and others. Pollution, overfishing and global warming are one of the main causes of habitat loss in marine life. Blue Oasis replenishes and protects ocean life with healthy reefs that combats these vices and prolong marine life.
Socio Economic Inequality: It has been observed that nearly 1 billion rely on the ocean for economic and social purposes either through tourism, leisure and others.
In the process of preserving nature, these engineering reefs make the economic and social utilisers of the ocean benefit from the great opportunities in the environment.
BOTL Basic wave design
This is an adjustable and octagonal shaped product that guarantees coastal resilience and protection to the aqualife. It is characterized by several holes to decrease energy generated by ocean waves that can be detrimental to living organisms.
Also, the Basic Wave series can be adjusted between BW5 (115m³) and BW2 (7.4m³) .
Also, sustainability is endured during its production as materials used are locally made low carbon impact eco geopolymer concrete.
This is used to collect and record data for research purposes and can be utilized in various industries. It is equipped with reef structures through revolutionary Bluboxx data recording devices.
Users have a chance to also customize this device to personal modifications which makes it suitable for adaptation regardless of the environment. Also, sensors are used for several purposes such as temperature, dissolved oxygen, PH level and other examinations.
Furthermore, this device can upload data collected to the cloud and grant exclusive access to global ocean researchers and the general public.
The reef company
The following industries can benefit from these eco friendly impacts:
· Tourism: The engineering reefs can be adopted in surfing, sportfishing, scuba diving and other ocean friendly activities.
· Data Collection: The reefs can be equipped with data collection censors and cameras to encourage research.
· Coastal protection: Coastal protection modules are designed to support threatened ecosystems, natural landscapes, beaches, seagrass and mangroves.
· Life and Food: Seagrass, oyster and other oceanic creatures can feel safer through engineering reels which provide growth and support to them.
· Infrastructure enhancement: Natural marinas, offshore windparks, harbors can be protected through the engineering reefs.
The ocean plays a vital role in nature’s existence and Blue Oasis Technology aims at making every living organism safe and making their environments liveable which in turn is beneficial to the ecosystem.