Nami, Peter Kelly, UK discussed on The Naked Scientists
Also an angel investor Peter Kelly is with us. Peter welcome one of the actually claim to invented put together some existing systems in novel way. So surprised that was launched about three or four years ago, and they wanted to actually fourteen nations, but the major part of it, which is the ship itself was designed here in the UK. So what the price was forced to be able to map the bed in a much better way. And so this was a combination of a ship. And a an underwater drone type device. How does it work? The end oughta drone is looks like a torpedo so propelled, it will do for knots. It's got a variety of different senses on, including cameras, and other devices. But what's novel about it is that it's also could associated with the ship, which is also tournaments. So the torpedo will come up to the surface get onto the ship, which is autonomous as well. Charge itself out and then go back down again. So the ship can then act as a base for it, and then is fully autonomous if necessary could be partially autonomous what measurements, are they going to make? And how long's this going to take the prides itself was asking for devices to map out the surface of the seabed at up to four thousand meters day about twelve thousand feet, and they target for this prize was to have twenty four hours to map as much as possible, and they managed to map, attuned, seventy eight square kilometers in that time. But the idea behind it is to find geological features and they found more than. Features which haven't been known before in the Mediterranean missiles at all. So in other words, it's it's going to look at a subset of the ocean floors, because we must have mapped quite a bit already haven't percent. Really? Yep. And so they'll get this map, what are we going to do with it, when they finally, there's all kinds of things that can do with it from commercial applications, for instance mining. I mean, there's a huge amounts of minerals, down there on the seabed they can do focus of to NAMI, the whole ocean current measurements. They could do, so the idea is to have a map of the whole world by twenty thirty says, which can then be analyzed, particularly this organization. The general bathymetric chart, the oceans, which is the sort of the option body here. Of course, the conservationists quite worried about this undis- tation on they because there are these wonderful pristine resources, down there, in huge abundance, these mineral things, and they are relatively access to us these days, compared with the price now, recovering for instance, oil in the same way. But at the same time. If we don't know what is down there in terms of geology. We also don't know what's down there in terms of biology. And we could therefore in the in the course of gang recovering those minerals, be doing until damage unique species as you'll see later on in the spring with a an animal just seen Sino more referring to the fact that Lloyd peck is coming on, and he's got in her box. Got a dinner plate size cease. Good. Look at, of course, that's the point. In fact, I met a guy some years ago, which was picking up cobalt not jill's off the Hawaiian coast, and he put one hundred million pounds into do this, and they hoovering them up from very so yet this clearly ecological disadvantage. But there is also an advance you'd meal to find these minerals in places which aren't going to the normal above surface land. Thanks very much. Let's pizza be the naked scientists.