In an effort to combat its waterborne waste issue, the City of Rotterdam, Netherlands, has launched Waste Shark, a new type of water drone designed by RanMarine Technology that can “eat” approximately 1,120 pounds of waterborne waste before it needs to be deposited for processing. In addition to collecting waste from the city’s port, it also provides port authorities with valuable data, such as information on the quality of water, the weather and the depth of the harbor.
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The city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has just launched a new type of water drone that is capable of autonomously patrolling the city’s port and cleaning up waste and debris as it goes.
Rotterdam is one of the most important port locations in Europe, situated at the mouth of several of the continent’s largest rivers. The most important of these is the Rhein, which allows ships to transport cargo to and from some of the most industrialized regions of Europe. Because of the enormous volume of ships moving through Rotterdam, the city’s port is having a difficult time dealing with waterborne waste, which is where its new “Waste Shark” drone comes in.