Using Technology to Solve Ocean Environmental Issues (Inc. AGM)

When: 21st Oct 2015, 17:30 - 21st Oct 2015, 19:30
Where: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA
Town/City: London
Organiser: BCS Green IT Specialist Group
Price: Free of Charge for both BCS Members and Non-Members
Further Information: Further Information

Aldous Rees, Winner of the BCS Green IT SG 2014 Student Competition

A Debate follows the presentation:
Should we devote efforts to stopping pollution at sea with all the human behaviour change required or just to technologies for cleaning it up or just don’t do anything?


BCS President Jos Creese And Aldous Rees

Aldous Rees is the Winner of the BCS Green IT SG 2014 Competition, for a Future Vision eg GreenIT for 2024, ten years ahead, seen receiving his award from the BCS President, Jos Creese. Aldous will be expanding on his idea, to potentially address the problem.

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 should  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. He 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.