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News: Super Yachts Help in Conserving Environment Through The International SeaKeepers Society and SeaKeeper 1000

April 14, 2010 by Superyacht News
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The International SeaKeepers Society is an association which was formed in 1998 by two Los-Angeles based businessmen and yacht owners with the absolute aim of creating an automated monitoring method. This system had to be compact enough to be placed upon a yacht, relaying data to scientists for evaluating the condition of the ocean. With a remarkable progress in more than 12 years, this group has strongly promoted maritime preservation, and accumulated substantial amount of world oceanographic data.

There are various superyachts like the impressive 82m motoryacht Alfa Nero that have assisted the SeaKeepers Society in collecting almost 300 million meteorological, climatologic and oceanographic measurements. This incredible amount of data is approximately 6% of the world’s weather data on CNN. It is imperative for the exact measurements necessary for global climate and sea-change models.

The SeaKeeper 1000, a measurement tool, is presently riveted on more than 30 superyachts across the globe besides being installed on ferries, buoys and piers. Assimilation of data is done using oxygen levels and pH balance, barometric pressure and wind speed and other essential measurements. It works for the benefit of the environment by gathering about 14,400 measurements daily.

The SeaKeeper 1000 has the characteristics to offer affordable and trustworthy information. This has apparently earned it instant and widespread acknowledgement in the scientific fraternity. It pulls seawater into itself through pumps and records data in a dark, enclosed environment without having any bio-fouling in the equipment. Providing further assistance to this task is an automatic chlorination system. This is how the scientists make use of the data to find out ways of working with the ocean’s present condition for marine life preservation and sanitation of the waters.
Those superyacht owners who wish to contribute towards this unique cause of the International SeaKeepers Society can join it by paying an annual membership fee. There are other superyacht builders and shipyards too like Oceano, Azimut Yachts, Christensen and Lurssen which serve as “Yacht Partners” and offer charity to the society while recruiting use of the equipment. They can also make use of onboard equipment, operational procedures and design equipment to conserve the marine life.

The Italian ship classification company RINA holds tanks for grey water and the prevention of operational pollution through oil using bilge water separation or filtering system. Being eco friendly, RINA has also launched the Green Star and Green Plus notation awarded to yachts whose performances surpass the standard environmental conservation norms.

For more information contact:

Seekeepers

http://www.seakeepers.com/

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