LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Marine Systems, Ltd, an award winning marine technology company based in Laguna Beach, launched a crowdfunding campaign for development and distribution plans for Clever Buoy—an ocean monitoring platform that specializes in detecting large marine life using state of the art sonar and identification software systems to relay critical information to authorities responsible for beach safety. The company is asking the community to chip in to raise money for the system at their beach on Indiegogo https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/clever-buoy-shark-detection-for-more-beaches-apps-beach#/ where contributors are given perks like t-shirts, shark mitigation decals, boat tours with marine scientists, and surf sessions.
Legendary Hall of Fame surfer, Ian Cairns, serves as brand ambassador and liaison with various surfing and beach organizations including the World Surfing League.
"I'm passionate about safety in the California surf, relating to sharks. I saw this same pattern happen in my home breaks of Western Australia where now there have been 15 fatalities since 2002," says Cairns.
"Corona Del Mar is key because this is the site of the 2016 shark attack on Maria Korcsmaros, which she fortunately survived. Because of this attack and the fact that the beach is well defined, with rocks to the South and a Break-wall to the North, gives us an ideal location for a demonstrative Clever Buoy installation," says Ian Cairns.
Clever Buoy™ is unique in the market as a viable commercially-available shark mitigation method, using non-invasive technology solutions suitable to protect high intensity surf zones. The stability and robustness of the current Clever Buoy™ platform has been verified to sustainably operate in open ocean conditions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, autonomously monitoring marine life and alerting the presence of large animals which could be a threat to beach users.
Clever Buoy is aiming to raise $25,000.00 on the crowdfund site, Indiegogo. The funds will be used towards the necessary regulatory approvals and installation costs for a pilot deployment in California. You can learn more about available perks, costs to invest, and timelines at igg.me/at/cleverbuoy. For more information about Smart Marine Systems after the campaign, visit smartmarinesystems.com.
SOURCE Clever Buoy