Kyocera and Nagasaki University develop “Energy Harvesting Smart Buoy” to collect Ocean Data.
The new innovation combines Nagasaki University's tidal current power generation technology with Kyocera’s IoT technology. Nagasaki University (President: Shigeru Kohno) and Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced their joint development of an Energy Harvesting Smart Buoy, which combines Nagasaki University's tidal current power generation technology with Kyocera's IoT technology to collect reliable ocean data. Prototype buoys can collect a wide range of data on the marine environment using self-generated energy. A pilot program gathered information from 21 sensors, monitoring everything from water temperature and humidity to current direction. Future development may include sensors for temperature-related salinity variation, chlorophyll turbidity, and temperature-related variations in dissolved oxygen concentrations, to name a few.
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