World Oceans Day takes place every year on June 8—and at Oracle, we believe in raising awareness about ocean protection and restoration every day. This year, we’re highlighting a few partner organizations that are working toward keeping our seas clean and healthy for future generations.
Keep Sea Blue is on a mission to reduce plastic waste in the Mediterranean Sea and create a more sustainable economy through coastline plastic collection, recycling, and reuse. Oracle technology helps Keep Sea Blue deliver on its promise to collect approximately 150 tons of plastic bottles per month. To find out how Keep Sea Blue is turning plastic waste into valuable raw material, read the story.
The Danish Ministry and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) have deployed a fleet of drones equipped with AI-guided cameras, Kinetica’s streaming data warehouse and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) HPC to identify and collect waste in public waterways. SFEI collected more than 35,000 images of the San Francisco Bay landscape to get a broader view of exactly how much trash was being transported by creeks, rivers, and storm runoff into the San Francisco Bay and ultimately the open ocean. To find out more about how drones and other technology are helping coastal cities stop the ocean trash problem at the source, read the blog.
Dr. Enric Sala is a marine ecologist, National Geographic Explorer in Residence, and the founder of Pristine Seas, a project to explore and protect the ocean’s remaining wild places. When Dr. Sala founded Pristine Seas in 2008, only 1% of the oceans were protected. Today, it’s roughly 7%. To find out more about how Pristine Seas helped create 22 marine reserves that cover almost 6 million square kilometers, read the blog.
Oceanworks has created the largest global marketplace for sustainable materials. Its track-and-trace application matches recyclers with global brands looking for verification that the material they use is recovered ocean plastic. To learn more about how Oceanworks is making a meaningful dent in plastic pollution, read the blog.
The Marine Mammal Center rescues and rehabilitates injured or sick seals, sea lions, and other marine mammals and returns them to the ocean. But that is just part of what this 46-year-old institution accomplishes day in and day out, 365 days a year. To find out more about what this San Francisco Bay Area-based organization does to protect our oceans, read the blog.
Sea-surface temperature is an important data point for many environmental, climatic, and resource-focused scientific studies. Now you can access two-and-a-half years of the latest sea surface temperature data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) for free using Oracle Open Data. To find out more about accessing and using this data, read the blog.
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