Remora

2014 | ACADEMIC PROJECT, ELISAVA


Ghost nets are parts of fishing nets that have been lost or abandoned in the sea by fishermen. Due to legal hurdles this activity is rarely punishable. Ghost nets carry on trapping fish and cetacea before breaking into thousands of pieces to become part of the plastic soup floating in our oceans. Every time a tuna seining boat deploys its net it breaks and rags are abandoned in the sea. When the net is hoisted back onboard sailors have to check every inch of the 36 hectares of the gear to ensure there are no missing parts. This causes the net to be continuously repaired on board. 

 

Remora is a system geared towards industrial fishing that helps fishermen fix the net and NGO’s recover the lost pieces for recycling. The RFID tags are unobtrusive devices with printed electronics installed during the manufacturing of the net. They are detected by a reader located in the power block that pulls the net onboard. The app provides information to understand incidents in the net and take actions to repair them or find the lost parts.

Featured in
DezeenGizmodo UKEl Confidencial (Spanish)BBC,  Take PartInternational Business TimesGizmodo Spain (Spanish)Indesign (Spanish)OEPM (Spanish Pattent office)Archipaniccare2treehuggerRESETElisava, Tuexperto.com, ETSIDPunta FIna News, AllrsEIIC, Earth Island Journal, RFID Journal.

Awards
James Dyson Foundation Award, National Winner 2014 (Spain)

Exhibitions
Ventura Lambrate, Decoding Creativity, Milan 2016.
Bienal Iberoamericana De Diseño, Madrid 2016.
CentroCentro, Recursos Humanos, Madrid 2015.

Talks
LIFE-GHOST Final Conference, Venice 2016.


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A bold tag with printed electronics.
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The clearest interface.

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Get actionable information.

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Act accordingly.

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