Abstract: There is an opportunity to develop a new generation of advanced sensors mounted on marine animals that will deliver data both on the ecology of the animal and on an expanded suite of environmental conditions relevant to marine ecosystem health and the management of resources in the Red Sea. This project aims to develop a revolutionary approach to animal-borne sensing technology that will be coupled with evolving artificial platforms to observe and monitor the marine environment and its inhabitants in a ground-breaking manner. They will capitalize on millions of years of evolution of sensory perception and reaction by animals in the marine environment, using breakthroughs in sensor and tag technology, to transform the way the Red Sea is observed, understood and ultimately managed.
Technology: Fusion in animal-based sensorial systems and artificial observing systems to track animal status and ecology monitor, and assess marine environments and ocean health.
Significance: Deployment of environment-friendly, built-for-purpose wearable (flexible, stretchable) marine sensors that integrate well across artificial sensor platforms and data management systems enabling increased observation and diagnostic capacities for the marine ecosystem.
Impact: Advancement of sensor science to monitor and assess marine life status and manage ocean ecosystem's health supporting the blue economy.
Artificial platforms, artificial and animal platforms interaction, assisted animal sensor location and recovery, data integration
Animal tagging, condition and behavior assessment, trajectory interpretation, animal behavior
Molecular detection of marine biochemical signatures and in-vivo near infrared sensing tattoo technology for measuring animal pH
Consumption sensors, body condition sensors and animal ‘state’ sensors, animal tagging, condition and behavior assessment, trajectory
interpretation, animal behavior