UNIVERSITY of QUEENSLAND - GLOBAL CHANGE INSTITUTE
University of Queensland (UQ) is a public research university primarily located in Brisbane,
Australia. Founded in 1909, UQ is the oldest, most selective and largest Queensland university in
Australia. The main campus is located in the suburb of St Lucia, southwest of the Brisbane City Central Business District, with other major Queensland campuses in Gatton, Herston and Oshner Clinical School at New Orleans, United States of America. The University of Queensland is a member of the Australia's research-intensive Group of Eight, the global network of research universities Universitas 21 and a founding charter member of Edx, an online higher education consortium led by Harvard and MIT.
UNI QUEENSLAND CONTACTS
UQ Postal Address
University of Queensland
7 3365 1111
MARINE ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS A-Z
INNOVATION - The Bluefish SNAV platform is enabling technology for ZCCs of the future, with this particular variation designed to vacuum up plastic ocean waste, presently under development by British engineers in the UK, though collaboration is invited from any other country in the world. The design uses no diesel fuel to sweep the oceans 24/7 and 365 days a year if necessary - only possible with the unique energy harvesting system. The hullform is ideal for automatic release and recovery of AUVs, ROVs - especially useful for the release of mammals trapped in discarded fishing nets. This vessel pays for itself in fuel saved every ten years.
Humpback whales and many other species regularly get caught up in floating fishing nets in the world's oceans.
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