Tech Solutions Related To UN SDG 14: Life Below Water
UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water, aims to ensure we conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources. Learn more about Life Below Water in the US in our interactive report. Contact us for insights related to the 7,090 US organizations addressing UN SDG 14.
Discover tech solutions related to coral reefs, plastic pollution, sustainable fisheries, ocean acidification and other key areas of ocean health below.
Footprint helps to create a healthier planet by focusing on reducing or eliminating plastic use and pollution through the development and manufacturing of revolutionary technologies. Footprint has the widest range of product offerings to eliminate single-use plastics. They offer compostable food packaging for frozen food, quick service, and more. Footprint can develop the solution you need!
The Allen Coral Atlas is the first 3.7m-resolution coral conservation tool, mapping and monitoring the world’s coral in unprecedented detail. Designed to give governments, researchers, and decision-makers visibility into ecosystems that very few people will encounter face-to-face but that are incredibly threatened by activities on land.
CleanSwell is used to document millions of pounds of trash found during beach cleanups. It tracks the path of users during cleanup efforts, tallies miles cleaned up, and keeps a record of the total amount of trash you’ve collected. CleanSwell's data delivers a global snapshot of ocean trash, providing researchers and policy-makers insight to inform solutions.
Coral Vita creates high-tech coral farms that incorporate breakthrough methods to restore reefs in the most effective way possible. Our scientific team has partnered with leading marine institutes, utilizing techniques to grow coral up to 50x faster while boosting their resiliency against the warming and acidifying oceans that threaten their survival.
Blue Ocean Gear is start-up company based in Northern CA that provides technology solutions for IoT tracking on the ocean. We create high-tech buoys that can track gear in the marine environment, including detecting and locating lost or entangled fishing gear. These smart devices help fishermen save money while protecting the ocean environment.
North Atlantic Right Whales (NARW) are facing extinction largely because they get entangled in fishing gear, including lobster trap lines. These lines, which connect a buoy at the surface to traps hundreds of feet down, are so long that whales swimming through get caught. Lobster Lift is a lineless, self-surfacing, modular lobster trap retrieval system that prioritizes the needs of lobstermen.
At Project Vesta, we want to help reverse climate change by turning a trillion tons of CO2 into rock. We will do this using the power of natural wave energy at green sand beaches. We know that reducing carbon dioxide emissions alone will not be enough to solve the climate crisis: we need to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.