Drones for Trash Cleanup in Danish Waterways
A project using drones for trash clean up in Denmark could show the way to saving the oceans from an environmental disaster caused by the massive volume of plastic that pollutes them. (Part two of a two-part series on the use of drone-captured images and machine-learning software in the cause of cleaning up the environment. See Part 1 here.)
Project combines use of flying, floating drones for trash ID and collection, to clean up Danish waterways
By Jim Magill
Denmark has launched a unique experimental project, combining both unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned watercraft to combat oil slicks and floating trash in the nation’s waters.
The CityShark program, designed to coordinate the use of the two different types of drones, began in July 2019, with the use by the Danish coastal city of Aarhus of WasteShark, an unmanned waste-gobbling sailing vessel, manufactured by Rotterdam-based RanMarine Technology.
In the first phase of the project, the WasteShark, owned by the Port…