Green Solution to Ocean Plastic Pollution?

Date:
Wednesday 18 March 2015

Time:
6.00pm for 6:30pm start

Venue:
Room 326, 3rd Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0RD | Maps

Cost:
Free, open to all, both for BCS members and non-members, but please book through the BCS website for arranging refreshments, and particularly as the numbers are limited.

Presenter:
Aldous Rees, Southampton Solent University and Winner of the BCS Green IT SG 2014 Competition

Joint with the BCS Green IT Specialist Group, and Southampton Solent University.

Details:

Aldous Rees Winner Of  BCS Green IT CompetitionAldous Rees is the Winner of the BCS Green IT SG 2014 Competition, for a strapline for a Future Vision eg GreenIT for 2024, ten years ahead. Aldous will be expanding on his idea, both at Southampton Solent University as part of the annual Science and Technology Week, then at BCS London.

Aldous Rees is interested and passionate about protecting and conserving the marine environment. The future of the marine environment is currently under threat from billions of items of plastic which float within our oceans. These particles threaten a wide range of marine species. A green solution is needed to help rid the ocean of plastic pollution, a robot could be designed to do this very job. These robots could be powered by wind and solar power and help develop a better understanding of oceanographic processes. This will help to assure a green future for our oceans.

Aldous studied for a degree in Geography with Marine Studies at Southampton Solent University where he was involved in a number of projects looking at pollution from Micro-plastic Particles.

BCS President Jos Creese presenting award to Aldous ReesHe then went on to study a masters at Plymouth University in Applied Marine Science and is currently studying as a PhD student at Southampton Solent University. The PhD is studying the breakdown of zinc sacrificial anodes which prevent corrosion of metal hulls and components on pleasure craft. The zinc is released into the marine environment and adds to the already high metal levels present in estuaries.

Presentation

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